Re: [softrock40] RX Ensemble Torrid Question
- I had a similar issue. In my case, the microcomputer IC was for some reason not making good contact with its socket. If I removed the IC and reinserted it, the problem would go away. After doing this a number of times, the problem seems to have gone away permanently for me. The problem could be in my soldering of socket to board, a problem on the board, a problem with the socket or even a problem with the MCU. Anyway, you might give it a try there.
On 10/6/2013 1:18 AM, Richard Mogford wrote:
I am getting an intermittent output from the Ensemble II RX, I think. Sometimes the band on the PowerSDR shows no input. When I move the Ensemble box around, it comes back, like there is an intermittent open circuit.
I notice that the stereo “Line Out” jack on the Ensemble box seems kind of loose. That is, I can waggle the stereo plug around a bit. However, I am not sure what the problem is. I don’t want to do anything to the Ensemble board without talking to you.
The #27 wire has a larger diameter than the #30 wire.
Gage of wire will make a very small difference in inductance so I would not rewind already completed inductors. Each pass of the wire through the central hole of the core is counted as a turn.
Lead length on an inductor will make some difference in the measured inductance and will especially be noticeable when measuring a small inductance. If you have a inductor of known inductance it might be good to measure it on your LCR meter to give confidence that the readings are valid.
On Wed, 2013-10-02 at 05:11 -0700, Douglas Luurs wrote:
How important it is to use the correct gauge wire when winding the torrids ?
I think I used the wrong gauge wire, and wanted to check before stripping them down and re doing them.
I have access to a LCR Meter and the (L5) .46uH was giving me .75uh. That's what leads me to think
I booboo'd. (27g is the 'larger/thicker' wire correct?)