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by CRippel
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates MW-5 Problem - FOUND IT
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Gates MW-5 Problem

Yep, the HV would be lower were the MW-5 make power. Blocking cap replaced with a new one. In thinking about it (more), it almost seems to me (by virtue of the difference in the exhaust air temps in the PA, Modulator 140 degrees, PA nearly ambient) that the PA is not amplifying. Is it possible the p...
by CRippel
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates MW-5 Problem - FOUND IT
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Gates MW-5 Problem - FOUND IT

Found the problem on Saturday. We could get the transmitter up to 2,200 watts out then it would shut down due to a DC overload. Turned out all the lights put one person behind the transmitter with the doors open and the aluminum cover off the PA section and repeated the test. Sure enough, at 2200W o...