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Re: [TenTec] Corsair II problem - fixed!

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Corsair II problem - fixed!
From: Al Gulseth <wb5jnc@centurytel.net>
Reply-to: wb5jnc@centurytel.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:47:21 -0600
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In looking at the N4YG DDS VFO and the associated links, a question came to 
mind: the PTO/VFO signal loops through the back panel VFO IN/OUT, and 
appropriate DC power should be available on the accompanying Molex connector. 
Unless I'm missing something, might it be possible (and about as easy) just 
to mount the DDS VFO in an external enclosure and use it as a 263(G) remote 
VFO "clone" instead of installing it internally?

TNX/73, Al

On Fri January 21 2011 5:12:38 pm Don Rasmussen wrote:
> Thanks to all who offered the key information on my Corsair II repair. I
> feel confident that Ten Tec could have fixed the radio, but not possible in
> 24 hours and for the price of the part (49 cents) and less labor and
> delivery charges. ;-)
> As a point of interest, the DDS frequency control in replacement for the
> Ten Tec PTO is working quite well. In addition to allowing finer tuning
> than the PTO could ever provide, like the OMNI encoders, Joe has this
> tachometer on the encoder and faster tuning increases the tuning rate,
> which is even better than the OMNI's. Contact Joe if you are interested.
> http://www.n4yg.com/index.html
> Joe has adapted his HW101 DDS for Corsair II and it works nicely. The
> tuning speed slows down for fine tuning and speeds up whan the cranking
> happens fast.
> http://lists.contesting.com/_tentec/2010-11/msg00539.html
> Don
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