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Re: [Amps] Heathkit Warrior High Plate Current

To: "Eddie Bradshaw KJ4R" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Heathkit Warrior High Plate Current
From: "Fern Rivard" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 19:27:46 -0600
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Hi Eddie:

    By your description the problem will be in the rf deck area and not in the 
power supply section. You will likely find a problem with either the rf choke 
or in the plate tune circuitry.  Sorry but I do not have a schematic on the 
HA-10 amp to give you better details.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eddie Bradshaw KJ4R" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 7:10 PM
Subject: [Amps] Heathkit Warrior High Plate Current

I recently bought an "as is" Heathkit HA - 10 Warrior.  The amp is in good 
overall condition, but I'm having a problem that has me stumped. Here is a 
little background........ The amp has relays installed for transmit / receive 
switching and standby bias switching.  The standby bias is around -75v and the 
bias during transmit is -7v.  The plate current is around 30 ma with the cutoff 
bias applied which is normal.  When the amp is switched to transmit, the plate 
current rises to 100ma, which is also normal. I've experimented with adjusting 
the transmit bias to the recommended -4.5v but it has no effect on the problem.

The problem arises when I apply even the slightest level of drive to the amp.  
The least amount of drive causes the plate current to rise to almost 500ma or 
higher with very little output power. The tune and load controls seem to have 
no effect on the plate current.  I've tried the amp on all 5 bands and the 
problem is the same on each band.  I'm driving the amp with a Kenwood TS 530 
(tube output). I suspect the swinging choke may be bad, but I'm not sure how to 
test or verify it.   Any ideas from anyone who has experience with this amp 
would be much appreciated.   Eddie KJ4R
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