[TenTec] Paragon PLL OUT OF LOCK
kg6tt at tomorrowsweb.com
Sat Jan 1 18:17:37 EST 2005
Well looks like the soldering approach is not going to work. Before you
jump all over me please note that I am very good at that sort of thing.
I even went so far as to remove the old solder, etc. I've traced out
really all I can do with my limited test equipment. So guess it is to
Ten-Tec. I suppose they will want me to send the entire transceiver and
not just the two boards?
Sad way to start the new year. :(
Thanks to all for their suggestions.
Jerry Volpe wrote:
> Well the dreaded PLL OUT OF LOCK fault has struck!
> My Google search showed three recomendations.
> 1) See if the small variable resistor is out of adjustment on the
> Major Loop Board. This did not work.
> 2. Resolder ALL the solder trace connections on the Minor and Major
> Loop boards. It was recommeded that I remove the existing solder
> first. Many hours later, after careful comparisons to board image in
> manual (I had to scan it, enlarge it and flip it to see from the
> back). Checking redoing, checking and redoing.... No go.
> 3) Send it to Ten-Tec. Ouch, In 30 plus years of owning Ten-Tec
> equipment I've always been able to fix it myself. :(
> The problem is on all frequency ranges.
> This Paragon has the original Major Loop board.
> Any constructive suggestions?
> Jerry, KG6TT
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