[AMRadio] Matchbox Melts Down IC-735 ??

Rev. Don Sanders innatehealing at bigplanet.com
Thu Jun 23 12:08:02 EDT 2005

My matchbox does not have any short. The input goes to the relay that
switches from transmitter to receiver. If he didn't set the relay to
transmit and hooked the transceiver to the transmit port it may have
You have to connect to the receive port with a transceiver unless you
activate the relay. I just bypassed the relay in mine. He should have gotten
the schematic first and checked out the correct hookup. He must have been a
"memorize and take the test "ham with limited technical ability. Well,
ignorance is no excuse. AS-is is as-is. Unless something is
mis-advertisedv - caveat emptor.

Healthfully yours,
                          DON W4BWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Merz Donald S" <merz.ds at mellon.com>
To: "'Amradio (E-mail)" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>; "'Glowbugs (E-mail)"
<glowbugs at piobaire.mines.uidaho.edu>
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 10:07 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Matchbox Melts Down IC-735 ??

I need the benefit of your expertise. You may recall that I advertised a
275W EFJ matchbox on this list a month ago. Well, it didn't sell and it went
on eBay where it did sell. The buyer hooked it up to his IC-735 without
looking inside the matchbox (I had never done so either) and tried to
transmit. He says that the IC-735 final blew as a result. He says that he
then looked inside the matchbox and found a short that he thinks caused the
melt down.

I was thinking that this doesn't add up too well. But I have no experience
with that ricebox. So I am also thinking that I should offer to help pay for
the cleanup if I am at fault here. And that's the question: Am I at fault

Any input appreciated.

73, Don Merz, N3RHT

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