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Re: Converter Protection



Don't throw the Drake in the trash yet.......

G. Beat
W9GB

Thomas Webb wrote:

> This past week, I fried a Drake 2.4GHz converter.  I was listenting for
> UO-11 (nothing heard) and was distracted by a phone call.  When I came back
> to the rig, an FT-736, I got on 2m FM and made a couple of calls.  I
> discovered the 2m side was still on the converter and I had put about 25
> watts up the coax.  I'm presuming the Drake is toast.  What are other folks
> doing to 'fail safe' their gear to prevent inadvertent RF from getting in a
> mastmount converter.  I looking at the Parabolic 2.4GHz converter when P3D
> is lauched so I don't want to repeat this episode.
>
> You thoughts and suggestions???
>
> Tom Webb, WA9AFM
>
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