On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 18:51 -1000, Ken Brown wrote:
> > I had intended to replace the heatsink with one that has the fins vertical
> > oriented (and
> > hence increasing the cooling capacity) and had it already drilled and ready
> > to go in.
> I have always wondered why Ten-Tec has the heat sink fins horizontal on
> the Omni VI and Paragons. I wonder , have they done this on all of
> their transceivers? The 961 and 962 power supplies have the fins
> vertically oriented which, as far as I know, is the right way.
If the heatsink temperature stays within reason, the horizontal fins are
adequate. They will cool immensely better if a muffin fan is hung our
mounted to blow air at them. Then gravity is far less of a factor. Slow
speed muffin fans can be very quiet. But the fan will gather lint,
whether fast or slow.
> DE N6KB
73, Jerry, K0CQ
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