In a message dated 97-07-26 19:55:59 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Humet) writes:
<< I seem to be having a problem with my KT34XA. The swr went up on all
bands so I took it down off the tower to check it out. I don't see
anything wrong. All the element specs look to be ok. I have check the
connections from the balum to the driven and thats good to.
Everything was workin fine till we had a ice storm back in Apirl
and one of the driven elements got bent a bit. I have strighten it out
but the swr has not changed. Now i'm lost. HELP !! Any ideas please.
I remember someone on here a few months ago saying something about
taken ohms readings of the elements but I don't remember who is was
or what he said.
Tnx for reading this & 73 Joe K2DS
Joe, Chech the connections at the linear loading and capcitor straps. They
have a tendency to grt loose and corroded underneath the nut and washed.
Loosen them up, clean them with a small file or steel wool, repenetrox and
tighten. you should also check the plastic capacitor caps. Water may have
gotten inside and produce a path. Loosen them off the tubing while your
doing the connections anfd look for water residue. I have repaired many of
the KT-34's and that is the problem 99% of the time.
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