Re: DISTORTION PROOBLEM ON MY RIG
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, SailSouth4Fun@... wrote:
>I would almost bet there is some bit of corrosion on one of the grounds, or perhaps on that beam. You might do pretty good by putting a ferrite bead (or several) on the coax -- I think nearer the beam is better, but a bead can hardly hurt anywhere you put it. When I have a similar problem on a mobile, a bead on the coax near the base of the antenna usually cures the problem.
> Well folks. I have a bit of a problem and don't have a clue
> what may be going on. I have a Kenwood TS-440S that I
> have had for at least 10-15 years now. Up to 2 weeks ago
> everything was working fine. I work phone and CW with
> the radio. Here's the problem. When I work phone or CW
> on 20,15,10 meters the audio and CW tone is distorted. It
> sounds like RF is getting back into the rig but I have everything
> grounded as well as an extra ground wire from the mic plug
> to the radio ground to be sure I don't have a loose ground
> on the mic. Listening on another radio, the CW tone has a
> bit of a distorted kind of chirp. Hard to explain the sound.
> 50db/S9 it is loud. If you were to hear me at S4 you probably
> wouldn't notice it at all. The phone audio is unusable. I am
> using a Mosley CL-33 at 60 feet with a well grounded tower.
> This is the same set up that I have used for years. Kenwood
> antenna tuner as well as the internal tuner. I have changed
> configurations around and nothing changes the problem.