[Amps] Ameritron Al-1500 excessive grid current & shut down
ve5ra at sasktel.net
Mon Aug 27 16:40:02 EDT 2018
It's Diode D16 a 1N4007 on the filter capacitor board. It's easy to replace.
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From: Amps [mailto:amps-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of w8hw
Sent: August-27-18 7:40 AM
To: Herbert Schoenbohm; Amps group
Subject: Re: [Amps] Ameritron Al-1500 excessived grid current & shut down
90% of the time it is a diode on the hv board that is near the edge. If
I were home, I could give you the exact one, but won't be home in
Florida for a week (Sept 3). I repair amps and have worked on that
problem on that exact amp many times, and only once was it the tube.
Hope that helps. 73, Bruce, W8HW
On 8/26/2018 4:30 PM, Herbert Schoenbohm wrote:
> Today I turned on the Al-1500and immediately notice that the grid current
> went all the way over to the right and the amp grid protection circuit
> in. Even with only 5 watts of drive, the grid current is about 175 ma. I
> also notice that I don't see any HV indication. I hope this is not a bad
> 8877 final tube. Any suggestion to confirm this would be appreciated.
> Herb, KV4FZ
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