[TenTec] ORION I Issue

Nathan Moreschi n4ydu at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 18 11:46:10 PDT 2012

Yes, that is the way to go. I've had it apart twice and both times I kicked 
myself for not having some DeOxit to apply. By the way, sorry for the typos 
in the previous post.



-----Original Message----- 
From: Geoffrey S. Mendelson
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 2:38 PM
To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Subject: Re: [TenTec] ORION I Issue

On 7/18/12 9:31 PM, Nathan moreschi wrote:
> Given the nature of common issues with the Orion, it is more than likely 
> microprocessor connector related. I have had multiple issues with my Orion 
> (including the described issue). The long-tern fix, as mentioned by N4PY, 
> is to take off the front panel and re-seat the ribbon connectors. This 
> does not mean that it couldn't be a capacitor or other hardware related 
> item but in my opinion this is the most probably and easiest to 
> diagnose/fix.
> The entire process of re-seating the connectors takes me about 10 minutes.
> I hope this is of value to the group.
> 73,Nate/N4YDU

Would putting some sort of "contact enhancer" such as DeOxit Gold (not
the regular red stuff) or Stabilant 22 help?

Thanks in advance and 73,

Geoff (owner of much older Ten-Tec rigs)

Geoffrey S. Mendelson,  N3OWJ/4X1GM/KBUH7245/KBUW5379
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