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Re: [Amps] Alpha 86 Prob

Subject: Re: [Amps] Alpha 86 Prob
From: Vic Rosenthal <>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 21:57:54 -0700
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> What I found to be really strange was that I could operate normally,  shut 
> off the amp, and then find that the next time I powered up, the receive was  
> dead and the fuse blown. My whole station is well grounded (the shack  is at 
> ground (no pun intended) level, and grounded to two 8-foot copper rods via  
> short 
> runs (straight thru the wall) of 1/2 inch copper braid) so I don't  think 
> there could be any sort of static charge developing.

Is the antenna at DC ground?  For example, the ICE protectors provide 
this.  Of course, the amp probably has an RF choke across the output as 
is standard...mysterious.  Maybe it's something that happens at power up.

Vic, K2VCO
Fresno, CA
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