[TenTec] Omni 6 won't boot up
n4lg at qx.net
Thu Nov 29 10:49:18 EST 2018
Is the RTC battery still providing energy?
73 Bill N4LG
At 09:49 PM 11/28/2018, you wrote:
>H Greetings: I have an Omni 6 that starts boot
>up, goes through the process of turning the S
>meter lamps on, then stops with all pushbuttons
>LEDâs lit. I checked the 20 MHz oscillator
>(good) and I checked all of the CPU address
>lines and data lines, all of which are active.
>The only thing I have found so far is that the
>real time clock, DS1285, which has a small
>crystal for its timebase, is not running. What I
>wanted to learn is whether or not the CPU will
>boot up without this cookâs being in
>operation. It seems to me that, since this is a
>real time clock, it should be running all of the
>time, even when the radio is off, and the DS1285
>should keep time powered by the backup battery.
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