[TenTec] Orion II Black Screen - Successful Repair

k8mp at aol.com k8mp at aol.com
Thu Dec 15 20:02:37 EST 2016

That's good stuff Bob. I think Barry saves good write-ups in his Ten Tec Wee Willy Wonka Wiki pages. 
I don't own an Orion II but your info is gonna help somebody at some point .

Later,  Joe,  K8MP

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Subject: [TenTec] Orion II Black Screen - Successful Repair

This is a follow up to my email below from 24 October 2016. 
As of 12/14/16, my Orion II is successfully repaired now, thanks to good  
friend Kevin W9CF. What had failed was some component(s) on the 12v to 1800v  
inverter board that powers the cfl backlight. 
A new inverter board (TDK CXA-L0612A-VJL which is DigiKey part #  
445-1619-ND; about $23) has the radio up and running like new. 
<a href="http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tdk-corporation/CXA-L0612A-VJL/445-" target="_blank">http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/tdk-corporation/CXA-L0612A-VJL/445-</a>
Thought some of you real techies would like to know this. Thanks to those  
of you that responded to me directly.
73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
In a message dated 10/24/2016 8:15:20 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
<a href="mailto:BobK8IA at aol.com">BobK8IA at aol.com</a> writes:

I am getting ready for our annual Multi-Two N7AT fun in CQWW SSB, this  
weekend. One of the op positions my Orion II. I turned the Orion II on  and no 
screen appeared, just blank/black. The radio appears to be functioning  fine 
but no screen. It does not appear to be power supply related.
It worked fine two days ago (and generally trouble free since 2006 when I  
bought it new). Latest firmware 3.033xe installed and RX-366. Battery was  
recently replaced.
Any guidance you can give me. The radio is contest-unusable as is.
73, Bob K8IA
Arizona Outlaws Contest  Club

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