On Sun, 2008-10-19 at 17:56 -0400, Carter wrote:
> Ronald Feutz wrote:
> > Any suggestions as to where to look will be appreciated. I am an
> > appliance operator but can generally figure stuff out if I can get
> > some good advice on where to start and what to look for.
> I have a Centurion, not a Centaur, so I can't be too specific. I'm sure
> others here will have some good suggestions, but let me offer the
> following 'generic' comments:
> 1) If you are not doing so already, tune up into a dummy load.
> 2) Band switch of exciter and amp on the same band? (Don't ask me how I
> know <grin>)
Add to that, input and output band switches in the amp on the same band.
Often there is a chain or belt between them that can have failed. Or a
shaft coupler can have come loose.
> 3) Nothing obviously defective inside like burned/arced band switch,
> blown capacitor(s), messed up parasitic suppressors or plate cap
> connections when you changed tubes, etc, etc.
> 4) Defective coax jumper(s) from exciter to amp, amp to tuner or antenna
> switch, etc.
> 5) Finally and most important: LETHAL VOLTAGE INSIDE. BE CAREFUL!!! Oh,
> did I mention *BE CAREFUL*!!!
> Good luck and hopefully some others will chime in...
> Carter K8VT
73, Jerry, K0CQ
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