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Re: [TenTec] Low (to no) Power Out Omni D--han'nt given up yet

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Low (to no) Power Out Omni D--han'nt given up yet
From: Mike Bryce <prosolar@sssnet.com>
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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:13:48 -0500
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Actually, you'll learn more about how things work when they don't work. 

First.  DO NOT DIDDLE the coils on the band pass board. They rarely fail and 
they are as broad as a barn door. 

The alc is derived by a diode on the swr / filter board. When the PA is over 
driven the diode produces a voltage that follows the PA output. That voltage is 
applied to the LLD board   

There it is used to turn on the ALC led and at the same time it reduces the 
gain of the LLD. The ALC set point is the trimmer on the pcb. 

When the ALC exceeds the set point a Zener diode conducts and then through a 
pair of transistors lowers the gain of two more transistors. I'd be more 
specific but I am at work and pulling this out of my head. 

With no ALC voltage from the PA ( no output) the LLD will by default be set for 
max gain. 

So a open ALC diode won't cause low power as the PA would no longer be under 
control of the LLD   

In this case, the PA would draw excessive current and pop the breaker in the 
supply. ( a ten tec ps ) 

Now I may have missed it but did the radio fail during use or did you turn it 
on and nothing? 

Remember, a screwdriver won't fix a broken radio so leave the adjustments alone 
for right now. 


Consider yourself lucky. 'Cause if you're pushed into a corner, you still have 
an out. 

You can still send it back to the factory. 

That in itself is why I have been and will continue to purchase my ham 
equipment from Ten Tec for I know if I can't fix my TT 315 receiver that's 
almost 40 years old, they can. 

That speaks volumes. 

Had you been working on a FT-301, Yaesu would had told you "sorry for your bad 

Mike wb8vge

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On Feb 16, 2012, at 12:26 PM, scottsheppard@videotron.ca wrote:

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