Front End Saver: Re: TopBand: FT1000D Aux RX input

Larry Menzel
Sun, 27 Dec 1998 21:45:22 -0600

Greetings to all, and a happy Holiday season.

Once again, for the good of all recieve antenna inputs and radios
in radioland:  The best $50 you'll ever spend!

The Front End Saver
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Ft. Wayne, IN  46835
(219) 485-1458
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Usual connection whatever.

However, I am a satisifed customer.  Their little box is available in 
kit or finished form.  

At 09:07 PM 12/23/98 -0500, KEN CARUSO wrote:
>  Just a reminder to all using the FT1000D, the aux receive input is not
>well protected from excessive RF on its input. In an attempt to slightly
>improve my rx antenna situation I connected up a relatively low 160M-40M
>trap dipole to its input. On my small suburban lot the dipole is within 20'
>of the Inv L. Even though I was observing over 10W impinging upon it, prior
>to connecting it to the aux receive input,  I had assumed the radio would
>open the line when transmitting. It does not and it took less than one 
>character to smoke my 12db pad (and as a consequence my 18db selection
> I was fortunate I didn't take out more of the front end.
> Two nights before SP, aarrghh....
> Ken
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