Re: TS50 Power Loss
- Hi Glen,
Connect a dummy-load to the antenna-connector and look if you can
transmit CW-100W. If this works OK the problem you have is probably
If you can't transmit at 100W, look if you can with 50W.
If 50W (or else 10W)works FB and 100W isn't, you should look at the
power-supply. I think your power supply voltage drops a little when
transmitting and gets too low for the rig to work fine. Check if the
TS-50 works OK with the engine of the truck running. Voltage is
somewhat higher when the alternator is running.
Hope you'll find what's wrong
--- In Kenwood_TS50@yahoogroups.com, "Glen T. Langer" <w6gtl@a...>
> I just purchased a new TS-50 that was the "demo" unit. When Iinstall
> it in my truck, the radio shuts down power almost immediately uponthe
> transmit. The antenna on the truck is a Comet UHV-6 mounted into
> trucks bed rail with only 5 foot of coax. All rf grounds have been50
> checked and are continuous throughout the truck.
> When operating from the base location the radio will run barely to
> watts before it shuts down. The base antenna is a B&W folded dipolesomething
> that requires no tuner from my TS-930.
> Is the automatic power down circuit too sensitive or could
> else be the problem?
> The radio receives great. Almost equal to the 930.
> Any suggestions or solutions would be greatly appreciated.