[Amps] Bird Slugs

DGB ns9i2016 at bayland.net
Thu Jul 17 17:10:39 EDT 2014

You guys were right on. The coax had a bad connection at the end of the 
coupler but when the coupler was removed, it flexed the coax differently 
to make a good contact.

Thanks much!

73 Dwight NS9I

p.s. nice hvg the bird back agn! ;-)

On 7/17/2014 3:37 PM, Steven Katz wrote:
> You can certainly test Bird slugs, and they can be calibrated also.
> However the slug makes no direct contact with the thruline section, so if the slug detector was open, shorted or defective it wouldn't cause any problems in operation other than the meter won't indicate (or indicate properly).   The only thing that could interfere with actual operation of the line is a bad coaxial connection at one of the thruline section connectors, such as the prongs in the center contact have separated too widely and now the connector isn't making contact.
> I suspect if you remove the Bird coupler from the line entirely, you'd still be seeing the same problem.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amps [mailto:amps-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of DGB
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> Subject: [Amps] Bird Slugs
> Is it possible for bird slugs to go bad?  It's a 2500H and the most power that's ever hit it was 1800w. I have the line coupler installed on my alpha's output and all of a sudden getting big-time reflected power indications on the 91b thus shutting it down. Don't have another to substitute so is there a way to test them?
> thanks 73 Dwight NS9I
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