[TenTec] Titan Problem

NW9G nw9g@netusa1.net
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 20:38:44 -0500

At 12:20 AM 3/3/98 -0000, Tyler Stewart wrote:
>You might not see any significant grid current until you hit 50 or 60 watts
>input.  It depends on the loading.  Try hitting it with a little more juice
>and see what happens or decrease the loading.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kannegaard <Kannegaard@aol.com>
>To: TenTec@contesting.com <TenTec@contesting.com>
>Date: Monday, March 02, 1998 05:43
>Subject: [TenTec] Titan Problem
>>I just acquired a Titan Amplifier with a little problem.  The Grid Current
>>always registers zero.  The needle wiggles a little but doesn't indicate any
>>significant grid current.  With 10W in from my Paragon, it seems to be
>>500 out to a dummy load but no grid current.
>>Anyone out there have any ideas on where I should start looking?
>>Jon, K6JEK

Jon, I am not too technical but I can say this about my Titan.  I can usually
run about 20 to 30 watts drive on 80 -20 meters and see plenty of grid
(depending on the setting).  On 10-15 meters even less drive shows ig.  If I 
run 50 watts drive into titan on 20 meters, I am putting out nearly 1200 watts
with around 25MA of grid.  At 10 watts on any band, I usually don't have much
though.  Once I get to 20 or 30 watts is when I see needle movement.  
BTW, you will love that Titan.  It loafs at 1300 watts out all day.  Just a 
little noisy on the blower.  (I can live with it).  73 and good luck...Steve

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