Not much to that input circuit.... see it at
Gary - AB9M
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten-Tec 411 Centaur Amp Problem
> That would tend to indicate the cathode circuit tuning is out of whack
> on 40 meters, whether it just needs tuning or some parts have change
> value, is what you have to find next.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
> On 5/27/2010 1:14 PM, Kris Merschrod wrote:
>> Rick, Thank you - I'LL ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN CAPS.
>> Kris KM2KM
>>> Need more info:
>>> 1. Have you tried it on a dummy load? If so, was it OK, or also 375w on
>> YES, SAME PROBLEM
>>> 2. Did this suddenly occur, or has it always been this way? Or is it new
>>> and being tried first time?
>> IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR A LONG TIME. ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AGO I REPLACED THE
>> TUBES WITH A MATCHED SET - SAME PROBLEM
>>> 3. What transceiver are you driving it with?
>> TEN TEC DELTA II
>>> 4. What is the SWR between the transceiver and the Linear on each of
>> BINGO 3:1 ON 40 METERS NO SWR ON THE OTHERS WHEN IN LINE WITH THE AMP ON
>> AND TUNED UP
>>> 5. What is the output of your transceiver on each of these bands? (If
>>> down on 40, then the issue is not the linear).
>> OK, IT IS CUTTING BACK B/C OF THE SWR
>>> 6. Assuming this has suddenly occurred, and it was previously working
>>> correctly, carefully examine the settings of the Tune and Load controls.
>>> Have they changed significantly from their settings when it was working
>> MOOT QUESTION NOW
>>> When we know the answers to these questions, maybe something will give us
>>> further clues.
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>> On Behalf Of Kris Merschrod
>>> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:55 PM
>>> To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
>>> Subject: [TenTec] Ten-Tec 411 Centaur Amp Problem
>>> Wow, now that Joe (K0BX) has managed to slid in edgewise by taking
>>> advantage of the great TT QSK while the discussion group was in CW
>>> Here is the issue that I have. On 40 meters, into a resonant 40 meter
>>> the Centaur will only put out 375 atts.
>>> On 80 meters and 20 meters it puts out the appropriate power (500+ Watts)
>>> while using a tuner into an 80 meter dipole. On 40 Meters, through the
>>> tuner, into an 80 meter diople it will only put out the same 375 watts.
>>> Where can the problem be?
>>> Kris KM2KM
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>>> Ithaca, NY 14850
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