[TenTec] Poor sensitivity - Ten-Tec 574
garyandjanice2 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 16:56:15 EDT 2019
The 574 (Digital Century 21) has been sitting idle for several years. When
I got it out the 2N3055 regulator had failed, putting about 17 Vdc on the
(normally 13 V) regulated output. I replaced the 2N3055 (they’ve gotten
expensive!). Now the power supply is OK. Everything is on frequency.
Transmitter seems to work OK, but the receiver seems deaf.
I measured the Minimum Discernible Signal. It’s about -90 dBm (bad).
There are also continuing ‘static crashes’ even with the antenna
disconnected. Before I start troubleshooting the receive chain, I was
wondering if anyone on the list recognizes these symptoms.
Gary - KO4CY
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