[TenTec] Orion A9
byroncordes at icloud.com
Mon Sep 9 12:57:04 EDT 2019
The caps came from Mouser and where the ones tentecwiki said to use. I don’t turn off radio just let it run . Thought there is no expanding and contracting on those pin connectors. I just used some silver grease on most of the pins and am happy with the result.
The radio has a mind of its own that’s for sure. It will go months without missing a beat but then there’s always some little thing. The last one was the Molex power connector , spread the pins a little and it lasted about 3 months . Just seems like yesterday but it was February. Hihi Yes the radio isn’t New anymore. 16 years old or so I’m not complaining . I’m just happy to see the other hams faces when there’s a voice pops out of quite while where drinking coffee!
73s Byron AC9PA
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> On Sep 9, 2019, at 11:26 AM, John <jlockj at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi Byron,
> Two years is a short time for the caps to go bad. My Orion II was able to go 8 years on the original set.
> I'm curious, how many hours a day your Orion is on (on average) and did you use 100 degree C caps last time you replaced them?
> If you go with a 5 volt regulator, I recommend mounting it on the back (attach to TX heat sink?) or placing a small computer fan blowing into the chassis if you leave it inside.
> John W0DC
>> On 9/9/2019 10:57 AM, Byron Cordes via TenTec wrote:
>> Ok I’m ready to get blasted! On the Orion 1 with the A9 caps going bad every year to two years why can’t we just use a 5 volt reg . The -20 volt isn’t needed anymore with the New Blue display. Yes there would be more heat but it’s a big box with large area for heat to dissipate .
>> And yes I’m changing caps again!
>> Just wondering.
>> 73s Byron AC9PA
>> Sent from my iPad
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