At 01:59 PM 2/28/96 -0500, you wrote:
>BTW, spoke with Ray Heaton of ETO this week, and, in response to my query
>about discounted products at Dayton, said that he and Dick E. have decided
>NOT to discount the 91b or 89 this year.
>73, John WD4MUR
Interesting... When I talked to Ray on Friday 2/23/96, he indicated
Dick would not make a decision until they were at Dayton. He says
this keeps the sales people "honest" when asked about a Dayton Special.
They don't know ahead of time.
BTW... I packed up the Alpha 87A and shipped it into ETO to have a
recurring problem diagnosed. Over the 4-year life of this amp, it has given
me error 24's. ETO has updated the PIN diodes and installed a different
set of 3CX800's. But I continued to be plagued with error 24, a "hard"
fault that kicks the power off and requires a 3-minute startup cycle.
FYI... Error 24 is a system voltage fault. High voltage, -15 volts, or
-105 volts below safe operating level. It scares the dickens out of me
when it trips. The amplifier makes a loud "thump" and goes silent. Kind
of like someone sneaking up behind you and popping a paper bag!
I'll post the solution to the problem when I have the results. I'm sure
gonna miss the no-hands-operation this weekend. The backup amp is an
73 de Bob - K0RC