No fan on OMNI VI
Thu, 21 Dec 1995 07:51:55 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 21 Dec 1995, Wallace Offutt wrote:
> This is my first day on this reflector.
> I am 99.9% ready to buy my first OMNI VI as soon as the new firmware is
> available (supposedly in January). In going through the Ten-Tec
> promotional material (not very detailed) I noticed that there is no fan.
> This concerns me. Can anyone tell me how this rig stands up to a 48 hour
> contest? Is there a place to mount an outboard fan or something?
> I'll probably have more questions in a couple of days as I go through the
> product reviews and previous postings to the contest reflector that I
> have saved in my vast old mail file.
> Thanks in advance.
> Hal Offutt K8HVT/1 Darien, CT
I've used my OMNI-VI last February in the ARRL DX CW contest from the
N2RM station on 15 meters with no problems. Last month we used it on 10M
in CQWW CW did a lot of CQing with no problems, also used it last June
for FD on 40m in a hot tent made 1200 Q's again no problems. The rig only
puts out 100w and the heat sink is beefy enough to take it!
Warren - N2BCC
PS Good luck with new rig! only problem I've had was convincing the other
op's at RM's that the OMNI is a great rig!