[TenTec] Ig drift on amps

Gary Smith Gary at doctorgary.net
Mon Feb 9 20:04:02 EST 2009


Yes I did. They suggested there could be many things including a 
bandswitch issue. They said the only way for them to be sure would be 
to send it to them for a check. They said I would need to send the PS 
too but that I could remove the transformer. Probably an honest 
answer but before incurring that expense, I'd like to see if the 
public opinion might have hit the nail on the head.

>From what I've been able to understand from the replies on & off 
list, the answer seems most likely to be in the padding caps.

I took the cover off after getting back in to see what's reality and 
a couple of leads to the doorknobs were quite black and almost looked 
burnt while the lead to the ceramic cap for 160 had leads that were 
shiny. The 15KV 400pf doorknob might be fine but there was an area 
that was clean & shiny inside (the area closest to the 160 coil) but 
the other areas in the HEC were solid black. Perhaps one or more of 
the caps have failed. 

I'm looking for replacement caps & will post that momentarily.


Gary - KA1J

> Gary,
> Did you say if you have called Ten Tec service on your problem?  They 
> may be able to zero in a cause over the phone and tell you what part(s) 
> to check.
> Stuart Rohre
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