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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: Michael Silevitch <msilevitch@coe.neu.edu>
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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:17:07 -0500
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Thanks Curt

I did check that but will check again. My seller will stand behind the
unit. I sympathize with you.

         Mike K1PEV

On 2/20/12 9:09 AM, "Curt" <rhulett1@consolidated.net> wrote:

>I was foolish enough to buy a "mint" Omni C that the PO claimed was
>FB before sending it to me.  Among other problems, it also displayed the
>frequency (9 MHz) for several bands.  It's problem was the crystal
>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
>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>
>To: <tentec@contesting.com>
>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
>> 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
>> no transmitter drive current. According to the manual the display
>> 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
>> 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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