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Re: [TenTec] Tuner Questions

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Tuner Questions
From: Greg S <oldlongbeard@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: Greg S <oldlongbeard@yahoo.com>, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:36:59 -0800 (PST)
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In my opinion, the Ten Tec L-network tuners do an excellent job. The only 
weakness, in my experience, seems to be the disc capacitors that 
are switched in. They have been known to "explode" when put under high power, 
with extreme loads. I have owned 2 of them with this issue, including one of 
the later ones where TT saw fit to parallel two caps on each position, to 
alleviate the problem. That particular one also "Sizzled" a few contacts on the 
switch wafers. (God only knows the power/ impedance conditions this happened 
under, as I bought the tuners in that condition). Judicious application of 
doorknob caps has been done to one, with excellent results. See a story on the 
mod here: http://n6ie.com/Ten_Tec_238.html
I would suggest the continued use of your DXE balun, as they are a quality unit.
Hope this helps.

Regards, Greg Schippers, KC8HXO

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 From: Richard Bell <richfbell@sbcglobal.net>
To: tentec@contesting.com 
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 3:19 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Tuner Questions
Opinions about any of the Ten-Tec 238 series tuners are wanted.  I'll take the 
the good, bad or indifferent? 

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