As a former owner of two Mark 5 Yaesu rigs, I can warn about using the
Class A switch and other adjustments that run it at less than full RF output.
Mine failed in Class A at 40 watts driving an amp. Vy smart folks have not
yet found the problem. The other rig, I am told, also had an RF deck
failure but I do not know if that was due to intentional reduced output.
My ORION ONE seems to do ok at lowered output. 73
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:32:36 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec 1208
> The bypass switch on the transverter was designed for 100 watts. I believe
> you are ok at 200 watts doing this but I would watch the SWR at the rig. If
> it suddenly jumps then it was not ok.
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> 121 Little Bell Drive
> Bell Mountain
> Hays, NC 28635
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "AD5VJ Bob"
> Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 6:17 PM
> Subject: [TenTec] TenTec 1208
>>I just acquired a TenTec 1208 to use with my FT-1000MP MKV and I have a
>>couple of questions.
>> I know that I have to detune the rig to 5-7 watts to use the 1208
>> My main question is:
>> If I hook up to the 'HF' antenna port and switch over to 'bypass' can I
>> still use my 200W output into the bypass of the inverter, or
>> do I need to put a coax switch inline and completely bypass the inverter?
>> My next question is does anyone have a 6 meter vertical they would part
>> 73 fer nw es gud DX,
>> QSL VIA: LotW, BUR, e-QSL
>> Bob AD5VJ
>> Old Calls WB5ZQU, WY5L/KH3, KE5CTY, N5IET
>> Luke 14:28-30
>> 28"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down
>> and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to
>> complete it? 29For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it,
>> everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30saying, 'This
>> fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
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