[TenTec] Orion II Cold Start Problem

Barry N1EU barry.n1eu at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 06:01:29 EDT 2015

I would start by replacing capacitors on the power distribution board:

73, Barry N1EU

On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 5:48 AM, Byron Peebles <NZ3O at arrl.net> wrote:

> I have a problem with an Orion II when first powered on.
> The unit begins to come up:
>     1. Screen comes on, displays TT Logo, Firmware Revisions and so on.
>     2. As the unit completes that boot, the S-Meter lights and the screen
> goes out.
>     3. With the screen out, there is nothing lit on the front panel.  No
> selection lights at all.
>     4. If the screen stays lit, the lights are lit, but the main receiver
> seems muted.
>     5. With the main receiver muted, there is no transmit capability
> through either VFO.
>     6. I can hear on the sub-receiver (standard sub, not optional sub) but
> not transmit on it.
> Is this a problem that will involve the factory?
> TIA es 73, Byron
> PS. Did Master Rest, Memory Clear, Firmware Update, Rinse and Repeat.
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