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Re: [TenTec] intermittent OmniVI rx problem

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] intermittent OmniVI rx problem
From: Greg S <oldlongbeard@yahoo.com>
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Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:42:29 -0800 (PST)
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Alan- exercise all of the pushbuttons on the LH side, above the AF/RF/ 
knobs.... seems mine acted up, and once I exercised those pushbuttons, the 
problem was gone. 

Greg, KC8HXO

On Sat Mar 12th, 2011 10:51 AM EST Allan Taylor wrote:

>My OmniVI/opt3 has a receive problem. It will intermittently drop down
>in received signal level by 5 or 6 S-units. This dropout stays for
>long periods of time yet is intermittent for sure. There are still
>signals coming through, but it drops down enough to clearly hear hiss
>from the IF stages. It was doing this over a year ago and got an
>all-expenses-paid trip to TT service. Once back there, it, of course,
>went away and TT couldn't find anything wrong. Net expense: ~$275.
>That rig sat for most of the past year (I was using either the K3 or
>MP in the meantime). I finally put it on the air for ARRL DX/CW last
>month. It behaved for about 5 hours, then dropped out for a few hours,
>then back, then gone and has remained gone.
>I suspect an inter-module connector is not quite making contact  or
>perhaps the reed T/R relay has failed.
>What would a failed T/R relay sound like? Is there a most-likely
>connector to check? Is there a best before/after
>place to check, stagewise?
>I am not an experienced debugger/signal tracer and have limited test
>equipment. I love the radio. Please give me your best input!
>73     Allan    K7GT
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