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Re: [Amps] Ten Tec Titan 425 Options

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From: "Dave Hachadorian" <>
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Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:23:49 -0700
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I just replaced the filter cap board in a friend's AL-1500. It was $180 for the fully populated board. I t was pretty small. Maybe it will fit. It is set up for full wave bridge. There is a separate board for the diodes, which is probably reasonable too. We did not change that one.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, Arizona

-----Original Message----- From: Gary "Joe" Mayfield
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:39 PM
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Subject: [Amps] Ten Tec Titan 425 Options

A little over a year ago I acquired a working Ten Tec Titan 425. It spent a year in the closet as I had nothing to load it into. I finally got the new antenna up and turned on the amplifier. After about 30 minutes the fuses
popped and the amp was dead.

I took it to Burghardt Radio Repair and Jim said the transformer was good, but most of the rest of the supply was toast. I believe him as he has
always been fair and square with me.

He said there was a mod that added another diode to each leg of the bridge that probably would have saved me. I paid him for the diagnosis and brought the amp and supply home. The bad news is the caps alone are around $800. Other parts, labor and I am probably looking at $1200 or more. I don't have that kind of cash and if I did I'm not sure this would be the most effective
way to spend it.  So, I am trying to figure out my options.

Any suggestions?

Thanks and 73,
Joe kk0sd

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