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[TenTec] Omni VII first impressions....odd things

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Subject: [TenTec] Omni VII first impressions....odd things
From: Mike Bryce <prosolar@sssnet.com>
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Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 02:17:34 -0500
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After reading the manual and getting a bit more comfy with the rig...  
I've notice a rather strange thing

on transmit on any band, meter set to read SWR

the SWR shows really wrong values.. like 9:1 swr

checking cables, and then into a 50 ohm load while monitoring with a  
Bird wattmeter, the SWR on the Omni VII shows values that are way out  
of wack..

and as you key the radio, the SWR keeps changes. Sometimes, it shows  
correctly, other times the SWR keeps changing along with the keying

Yes, yes, yes, i've checked cables and connections, when the radio's  
SWR meter is kicking up, the bird wattmeter shows flat.

I've fixed the problem somewhat----I've set the meter to show power  
out and not SWR.

anyone have any thoughts on this??


Mike Bryce, WB8VGE
  the heathkit shop
SunLight energy systems
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