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Re: [TenTec] Omni - C Finals

To: weaver615 <weaver615@gmail.com>, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni - C Finals
From: MadScientist <dukeshifi@comcast.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:18:11 -0600
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Well, best to use a wattmeter and dummy load to test your output power. 
Alternately, you can place an ammeter in series with one of your power leads 
from the power supply and measure current. You should be drawing close to 20m 
amps in transmit with a CW carrier.


> On Feb 11, 2018, at 9:11 AM, weaver615 <weaver615@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All;
> I have an Omni - C and I when I first got it, signal reports were 
> consistently 59 - 20 over....Now, Signal reports are little to no audio and 
> no signal to nothing at all. I have the Dirve all the way to 10 from what it 
> used to be set at about 5,  just to be heard. My receive is awesome, no 
> problem there. My system consists of Ten-Tec Omni -C, Homebrew Dipole up 
> approx 20 feet, MFJ -901B manual antenna tuner
> I'm wondering if I burned out the Finals or if it's the bands, or maybe my 
> antenna....I have a feeling it may be the antenna (dipole up about 20 feet) 
> Because If I remember my radio repair days, if you can transmit and be heard 
> your finals are working....Any ideas and/or advice on if it is the finals or 
> anything else??? New to the Ten Tec Rig so any help would be 
> appreciated...Thanks in advance
> Bill - K2WPL
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