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Re: TS 790 Sub display

One note about the RS grain of wheat bulbs is that they are really 12v bulbs
and have short lifetimes at 13.6v+......a cheap and dirty solution of a
series resistor dropping the supply voltage to 10v (or less) will keep you
out of the box longer...My Drake UV-3 has 5 bulbs and I put 3 on one series
resistor and 2 on another.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark L. Hammond" <mlhammond@charter.net>
To: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TS 790 Sub display

> Hello Vince,
> I have had to replace the bulbs several times on my TS-790.  Radio Shack
sells a little 12V "wheat bulb" that is a good bit smaller than the original
bulbs, but they work just fine.  The bulbs sit in a little rubber "holder".
> Not much too the replacement--a quick solder job is all that is needed.
Good as new!
> 73,
> Mark N8MH
> >
> > From: "Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL" <vlfiscus@mcn.net>
> > Date: 2005/01/03 Mon AM 10:47:26 EST
> > To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] TS 790 Sub display
> >
> > The sub display on my TS 790 has been getting dimmer & dimmer over the
> > year and now it's totally dark.
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