bob and the gang..
the problem is in the tune position.
press tune and the swr reads 5.6 to 1 or 9.99 to 1 or 1.1 to 1
every time I press tune, I get another reading...
you should see it dance in cw..
SunLight Energy Systems
The Heathkit Shop
J e e p
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On Dec 20, 2007, at 8:49 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
I notice that the SWR indication on the radio does not seem to follow on
SSB. However, in TUNE it tracks quite well up to about 5:1 or so.
This has been a comment about the power reading ability of the
well. My opinion, not very important. It's accurate in TUNE and SWR
carrier modes, but SSB is best described as "cute".
I use an external meter as well for power and SWR measurements.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bryce" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <TenTec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:17 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Omni VII first impressions....odd things
> 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
> J e e p
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