[TenTec] Omni VII Strange Behavior

Mike Bryce prosolar at sssnet.com
Tue Oct 27 08:16:43 PDT 2009

every now and then, especially when it's kind of cool in my shack,  
when I turn the omni VII on, there's no display.

I do get the leds by the switches to light

I just leave it on and within a few minutes, it decides to light up.

cycling power does nothing to help

However, if the room is warm, then I've never had the trouble. It  
seems as though the cool temperatures is preventing something from  
firing the display backlight


Mike, WB8VGE
SunLight Energy Systems
The Heathkit Shop

On Oct 27, 2009, at 5:50 AM, Hulett, Russell wrote:

Yesterday, turned on the Omni VII and nothing happened. No lights or  
anything, like power disconnected. The fuse was ok, voltage on the  
supply connector checked fine.  After several tries, the display  
backlight came on but the radio didn't "boot".  Cycling the power  
switch once more caused the radio to startup normally.  All memory  
intact, radio works normally.  Anyone else experienced anything like  

73, Curt KB5JO

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