Re: [FT897] Receive Drop-Out?
> Try better/new coaxial cables/connectors?You think that I may have a poor connection
> 73, KC3VO-Bob Curry
Hmmm. Next time I get the dropout I will
try the switch between the dipole and the
If that does not work I will then hit the
PTT. If it clears then I will know it is
between the switch and the tuner and the
rig and not further out.
Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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If the receive comes back when you click the PTT it's often a relay
contact somewhere. This may be in the tuner (not sure what's in the radio
without looking). Next time it does it, tap on the tuner then then radio
to see if the receive comes back, then anything else connected (coax
switch, connectors, etc). If it's a relay, this may help indicate where.
Chuck - N8DNX
On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, kd4e wrote:
> I am monitoring a QSO on 7.186MHz and it has
> dropped out several times.
> At first I thought it was propagation but then
> remembered it happening another day and that
> clicking the PTT brought the signal back up.
> FT-897D with AT-897 autotuner.
> Anyone seen this before? Know the fix?
> Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
- It is always good to try different cables before digging into the
radio-cables/connectors are CHEAPER! Hopefully, it is nothing serious. (I had a
problem with a dirty relay in a LINEAR amp I used to have, but I cleared it by
passing 12 volts AC at about 2 amps thru the relay contacts-that cleaned them,
and it never failed again!) 73, KC3VO
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- Some time ago, i had the same problem with my homemade balun, the
problem was one connector in the balun. I hope this help you.