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Re: [TenTec] OMNI C Mixer or PTO problem

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OMNI C Mixer or PTO problem
From: "Curt" <rhulett1@consolidated.net>
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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:09:26 -0600
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I was foolish enough to buy a "mint" Omni C that the PO claimed was working 
FB before sending it to me.  Among other problems, it also displayed the IF 
frequency (9 MHz) for several bands.  It's problem was the crystal carrier 
had missing crystals, crystals loose in sockets and disconnected grounds. 
Check the crystal carrier in the bottom of the rig.

Have never understood why anyone would be a crook for a few hundred dollars, 
guess it is a sign of the times we live in.  I finally sold my "mint" Omni C 
for parts to an repair expert who restored it to operation after a lot of 

GL & 73, Curt KB5JO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Silevitch" <msilevitch@coe.neu.edu>
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Cc: "Michael Silevitch" <msilevitch@coe.neu.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 7:18 AM
Subject: [TenTec] OMNI C Mixer or PTO problem

> I am trying to understand a problem with my newly purchased OMNI C. It was
> operating fine according to the person who sold it to me (and I believe
> him!). Upon arrival it seems that the PTO has no output or there is a
> problem mixing the PTO signal. The reason I say this is because I am
> observing displays of 9MHz, 1 MHz or 91MHz depending on the band. There is
> no transmitter drive current. According to the manual the display output 
> is
> a sign that mixing with the PTO is not occurring. I assume this also
> correlates with no transmitter current. I think (hope) the problem is
> something simple that was caused by the rough and tumble of shipping. I 
> did
> try things like testing the VFO out-in jumper, jiggling cables, leaving 
> the
> unit on overnight, etc. I do have the option of shipping the unit back but 
> I
> would rather fix it if it is a simple fix.
> Another question. Will the Corsair 263 VFO work on the OMNI C?
> I would greatly appreciate any advice on this problem.
> Regards
>         Mike K1PEV
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