SWR between rig and linear

Paul Fischer pff at bfs.uwm.edu
Fri May 24 09:57:30 EDT 1996

   The relays in my kenwood ts430 go nuts whenever I run a relatively 
large amount of power to my amp. The relays start to clatter back and 
forth. Is this a SWR problem between the two components? It sure 
seems so. Is this a common problem? If I check with my swr meter 
and see a high swr can I correct this with a low power tuner between 
the rig and linear? Thanks in advance.

>From TREY at TGV.COM (Trey Garlough)  Fri May 24 15:00:15 1996
From: TREY at TGV.COM (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 07:00:15 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Contesting is dieing
Message-ID: <832946415.183068.TREY at tgv.com>

> K1KI writes:
> When I got my license as a kid (14) I was an odd-ball (many would say I 
> haven't changed much).  There was no social status to being a ham, it was 
> just the opposite - but it was a way for a geek to talk to people as a peer. 
> Good stuff for a shy kid.  I suspect not much has really changed.

Absolutely.  Just like the famous cartoon that appeared in New Yorker
with the caption "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog" that
shows two dogs in front of a terminal.  On CW, no one knows you're a
dog as well.

At the age of 13, you can be running around competently calling guys
in a contest, or skillfully handling a small pileup, and if it's a CW
contest, the initial reaction is "Good op."  But if you have a little
kid voice, and you are exhibiting the same savvy on SSB, the initial
reaction is "Hey!  That's a kid!"

CW was a great way to converse with grown-ups without being spoken to
like a child -- much better than "real life" and far, far better than
SSB where every time you called in a pileup the DX would say "QRZ the
YL?" and then you would have to receive their 88's.  Ugh.  On CW I was
known as "the guy who drifts" and as a CW Man[tm].  Much preferable.

On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog, or a kid, or a YL, or
a 90-year old man in Miami pretending to be a 23-year old YL, or
an AI program (W6HLH?).  

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

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