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Re: [Amps] Drake L7 in need of TLC? Advice please!

To: "M1AQV" <>, " AMPS" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Drake L7 in need of TLC? Advice please!
From: R.Measures <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 03:31:44 -0800
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>Hi guys,
>Many thanks for all the advice about my L7's PSU chaps, all much 
>appreciated. I am awaiting arrival of new capacitors and will order 
>larger diodes plus new capacitor equalising resistors 

**  'Equalizing resistors' tend to unequalize the reverse currents in 
seriesed  diodes.  Mfgs of HV Si diode rectifier stacks caught on to this 
about 25 years ago,  [subject discussed in recent ARRL Handbooks]

>and a couple of 10 
>ohm glass coated wirewounds for glitch protection. Seems best not to 
>bother with the diode equaliser resistors I gather? - but I still have 
>to have capacitor equalisers right?
>I will also be investigating adding a step-start circuit, any 
>suggestions of what's best to use please?
>Again thanks for your advice so far, I feel honoured to be receiving 
>help from such authorities on the subject!
>73 de Tyron, M1AQV
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