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Re: [TenTec] delta II display problem - anyone?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] delta II display problem - anyone?
From: mike bryce <prosolar@sssnet.com>
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 09:17:36 -0400
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john, I don't know right off hand what the problem is, but a quick plug and 
replug of the cables would be the first thing I'd do

good news... Ten tec still has (had!) some displays in stock

Mike, WB8VGE
SunLight Energy Systems
The Heathkit Shop
J e e p

A man with one clock knows what time it is. A man with two clocks is never 

On Jul 2, 2010, at 1:20 AM, john ferro wrote:

> Hi, I recently picked up a Ten Tec Delta II 536 from a local ham. I got a 
> good deal on it, but i bought it knowing there were some problems. A loose 
> VFO knob, lcd backlight is out and the most serious, erroneous frequency 
> readings. The radio receives great and has a wonderful quiet Ten Tec receive. 
> I have not tried transmit yet, but was told it puts out full power.
> The main problem is the frequency display is cuckoo. 5's can have an extra 
> segment - 8's can look like two lines or 6's - the lsb and usb indicators are 
> on at the same time, there's a segment missing on the swr indicator etc etc., 
> just crazy readings that make it hard to know where you are. 
> interestingly enough the first two digits in the freq. display are fine, so i 
> at least know what band i'm on. It seems the display driver might be bad or 
> maybe the encoder. i figure no better place to post this message than here. 
> any help would be appreciated.
> 73, john
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