I removed the old vacuum relay and put in a new (used) one. Now the
exciter sees the antenna or dummy load at the output. That is the good
I have an external swr/wattmeter, and it shows 1:1 on the dummy load
with the exciter (Ten-Tec Omni VI) through the amp. This holds when the
amp is in Standby or Off.
When I look at the amp multimeter, the forward power is very low, and
the reverse power is much higher, on the meter. I then returned the
exciter to zero power and switched the amp to CW position. The CW light
lit, so the delay seems to be working OK. However, when I turned up the
power, the grid and plate meters did not show anything.
I repeated this while looking at the external swr/wattmeter. In Standby
position, the meter shows exciter output, but in CW position there no
longer seems to be any output. If I look at the meters on the exciter,
it looks like there is high swr at the exciter when the rig is in CW mode.
I watched the ALC light and it never lights, but I am not using ALC from
I think that the above test indicates that I either did not successfully
wire the relay, or there is a related problem. Is there a way for me to
verify whether or not the relay is working?
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