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Re: Smoke my down converter?



This is why I like having my TranSystem running at 123 MHz.  Key the mike
and the rig says Error!  NO SMOKE!

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Acito" <w1pa@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 2:27 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Smoke my down converter?


> As I am starting to put together my AO-40 station, I am wondering...
> are there any simple fail safe methods to keep me from frying my
> RX converter with RF? I have a 290/790 pair now, so I can just
> remove the mic and turn down the carrier on my 290, but I would
> suppose with an 847, if you weren't careful and hit the wrong
> button...  poof.
>
> RF switch to a dummy load?
>
> Bill
> W1PA
> (who remembers and admits he once hooked up an RF
> switched pre-amp backwards.... ouch...)
>
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