[TenTec] Jupiter Question

Ed lawson elawson at grizzy.com
Sat Dec 17 10:19:24 EST 2016

On Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:43:46 -0600
Dukes HiFi <dukeshifi at comcast.net> wrote:

> Loose connections are always a possibility.
Quick check inside did not reveal anything amiss or loose.  Nor change
> The thing has just done you a favor, it went dead. It should now be
> easier to fix.

I hope so as seems destined to go in for repair.
> Hope it’s not the CPU though...
That is my greatest fear.  I've never had a CPU go bad in other
consumer products, why do they seem a problem area in some ham gear?

Perhaps it is due to the fact ham gear is used for years.  After all,
how many people are still using a 486 based computer. That seems the
rub, a good radio is a good radio essentially forever while other gear
with CPUs become functionally obsolete within a few years.  Just seems
a terrible waste to have a nice radio become a brick upon the failure
of a part.

Ed Lawson
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