May I please ask a question re my stock Omni 5? For some reason, it seems
to turn on--the lights are on, etc.--but the rig itself is making
absolutely no sound. It is really weird. I checked the switch on the rear
apron, making certain it is in the TRX position. But when I turned it back
on, the rig was exactly the same......no apparent noise at all.
What do you think we can check? I have gone through all five steps of the
Troubleshooting list, but no joy. The rig has not been abused, and there
is no sign of abuse inside or inside. Thanks in advance for any assistance
you may offer.
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:18 PM, Carl Moreschi <email@example.com> wrote:
> The Omni VI does fold back power based on final current. If the current
> goes too high, the drive to the finals is reduced. It does not fold back
> based on SWR.
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> 58 Hogwood Rd
> Louisburg, NC 27549
> On 10/14/2016 6:27 PM, Lee wrote:
>> John, you are correct, the OMNI VI does not fold back power output on
>> any amount of SWR. The finals can be damaged or destroyed by over
>> current which may occur under worst case conditions of high SWR or for
>> other reason. I have never had it happen nor am I aware of such a case
>> but it is possible. If you use the "regulation" Ten-Tec power supply
>> (960, 961 or 962), the power supply protects the finals from over current.
>> If you do not have or cannot find a 960, 961 or 962, replace the 25 amp
>> fuse on the rear panel with a 15 amp fast blow. You may have to reduce
>> power output slightly to prevent blowing fuses when even if SWR is fine.
>> That will be a nice radio for the club.
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: "John Rippey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: 10/14/2016 5:48:08 PM
>> Subject: [TenTec] Opinions sought re OMNI VI
>> I'm in residence at a retirement community and a few of us are setting
>>> up a
>>> ham club. Discussions are underway as to what antenna to install in the
>>> rafters of a building with the idea of operating perhaps 80-10 meters.
>>> Whatever antenna the club chooses, I'm thinking an OMNI VI Plus that I
>>> would be a good choice as a donation for the club station. It's simple to
>>> operate and the front end does not fold back power right away when the
>>> rises above 2:1. Am I right?
>>> Looking for a rig as close to foolproof as possible.
>>> John, W3ULS
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