Topband: SP test - Awful condx
Gary and Kathleen Pearse
pearse at gci.net
Sun Dec 28 14:45:21 EST 2014
Poor also from Fairbanks, Ak. Listened both nights off and on. But in the end it was the burning end of my Inv-L that called timeout.
Apparently my coated stranded wire had a covering defect at the far end where it was suspended in a tree…the voltage node melted the pull-up rope and down it came/SWR shot up/amp went into safe mode (Alpha 8410).
And this was at -12F with everything covered with hoar frost. I’ve never had this happen before (I thought ice was a good insulator) but now I know what to look for at rebuild.
73, Gary NL7Y
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