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Re: [TenTec] Centaur

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Centaur
From: jack User <jfriend31@comcast.net>
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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:29:28 -0600
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one only has noise from an amplifier relay if the amp is running. i have
found no need for more than the standard 100 watts (75 normally) for the
last 20 years. if i can hear the station i can normally work what i can
hear with the noted power.

On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 16:57 -0400, Richards wrote:

> Thanks guys...  actually I have yet to do any CW on the air 
> just yet...  still learning the alphabet and numbers...
> I was asking because I wondered whether I would be seeing 
> the noise issue when I start making QSOs and, if so, thought 
> it would be good to plan ahead, instead of waiting until 
> then to figure it out.
> Thus, it sounds like I need to learn how to run and adjust 
> the QSK circuit.  There is a local contester who has both 
> the Omni VI and VII in his shack and does a lot of CW ... 
> and he seems quite friendly on the air.   I will have to 
> take him to lunch...
> Thanks for the uptake.  I figure it will be hard enough 
> making mh first CW contacts, so I want to resolve the 
> hardware setup and technique ahead of that.
> =========  Richards - K8JHR  ================
> Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> >> Sounds like a relay but even so, shouldn't make a "racket".   
>   I have the keying cable to
> >> the Centurion and also the "IN" and "OUT" which is for QSK.
> >>
> >> Good luck, I'd check the relay.  Also, you don't need the amp if you 
> >> are practicing.
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