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[TowerTalk] My Ameritron Switch Problem Solved

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Subject: [TowerTalk] My Ameritron Switch Problem Solved
From: "Pat Chiles" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 10:04:45 -0500
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Well folks, it pains me to admit it, but my problem is apparently a poorly 
soldered Pl259.  The more I have troubleshot the problem the easier it has 
become to recreate.  It is now at the point where I can create the problem on 
demand by pressing the cable in certain directions and fix it by pressing it in 
another direction.  I did not get a chance to replace the PL259 yesterday due 
to a medical emergency within my family.  Hopefully, today it will not be too 
cold to solder outside.  I really don't want to lay the tower over and unbundle 
all the cables so I can solder inside.

I received 20 replies to my plea for help.  All but one was sent to Towertalk 
and that one was from a local ham in the form of a quick email.  His analysis 
was a flakey Pl259 and so it was.  Every email contained some really good ideas 
on weird things that can be wrong. Thank each and everyone of you for your time 
and patience,  Happy Holidays.

Pat, K8PC


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