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Re: [TenTec] Omni 6 Logic Board Failure

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni 6 Logic Board Failure
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:01:02 -0600
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Point is, the ONLY custom chip is the EPROM, I have a shoe box full, but 
don't have the TenTec Omni VI code.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

On 1/17/2011 6:55 PM, NL7VL wrote:
> My experience in field troubleshooting in the days of discrete
> components and early TTL/CMOS was that 90% of problems always had a
> relationship to a connection - be it an IC socket, bad solder joint, or
> faulty multi-pin connection on the module level. I would always assume
> at the beginning that the semiconductors are OK except when the board
> smelled!
> But with custom controller chips and the like that are flourishing
> these days, I don't have the experience to comment on their reliability
> one way or another. As I said earlier today, I'll talk to TT tomorrow
> and try to get some information - and hopefully a TT employee might even
> post a response to some of this.
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