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Re: [TenTec] Omni VII first impressions....odd things i.e. SWRvalues

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VII first impressions....odd things i.e. SWRvalues
From: Alan Sewell <alan.n5na@gmail.com>
Reply-to: alan.n5na@gmail.com,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 18:33:02 -0600
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Why don't you open it up and poke around.  Check all the connectors and 
make sure all the screws are tight.

A while ago someone found a toroid bent over on the bandpass board 
causing a high current shutdown.  Could be something like that.

You never know!


Alan  N5NA


Mike Bryce wrote:
> Mike and everyone...
> thought of that... but the meter shows forward power and zero  
> reflected....
> if the cable were bad, I would not see forward power of 80 watts
> and ... I changed the cables and the results are the same..
> both cables are new and or have been replaced!!
> the power output meter on the Omni VII shows full 100 watts output.  
> Switch over to swr and I see anywhere from 1.2 to 9.9 to 1
> and...
> key down for more than 10 seconds, and the swr meter (on the radio)  
> changes up and down.
> Switch over to power (on the radio) and the power level DOES NOT change!
> If there were a cable problem, that would not be possible as the swr  
> going up, the power would have to go down and the high current  
> warning would come on
> speaking of which..
> transmitting into a antenna that is not the correct one for the band,  
> (my 80 meter dipole with the rig set for 40 meter) will cause the  
> high current warning and then shuts down the radio.
> Mike, WB8VGE
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