My guess would be the connection has failed between the coax, and
your antenna, or the antenna has failed, and only one leg is still
connected to the center insulator. Just a guess, but, again, the "OK
on a dummy load" comment sure seems to point to antenna/feedline
--- KB8OCA <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> HI everyone,
> >From the title you can see I own a TenTec 561 Corsair II, and it
> has been working very well so far ... until this past Saturday
> The TenTec is connected to a G5RV via a manual tuner, which all has
> been working very well for me.
> The problem now is, that folks are saying my audio is all garbled
> to a point where they can not understand one work I am saying.
> Also, when I key the radio, the power meter immediately goes up mid
> scale, without me making any sound what so ever.
> I then decided to work with my ALC control, speech processor and
> the drive control, but that had very little effect. Even is my ALC
> is turned all the way clockwise, speech processor is off, and drive
> is let's say at 0.5, I can hear a beeping sound right away.
> Despite all of this, my SWR indication is correct, below 1.2 : 1
> I then disconnected the tuner and antenna, and connected a dummy
> load directly to the radio.
> Now everything seems to be back to normal. I can adjust the radio
> the way I expected it etc.
> >From that I assume I am having antenna problems, the thing that
> does not make any sense however is my SWR, which is perfect .....
> Do any of you have any ideas what might be happening here ?
> Like I said this started all of a sudden. It was working Saturday
> morning, and by Saturday evening it was like described above. It
> was still the same on Sunday, and yesterday as well, so something
> sure changed.
> Thanks for your help.
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