[AMRadio] ground sticks again

Dennis Pharr dkpharr at cox.net
Mon Jun 5 20:47:22 EDT 2006

I knew someone would bring that up.  No, I never did forget to remove the
clip leads.  If I had forgotten, then either the overload relay would kick
out the HV or the transmitter would have blown a fuse - either of which
could easily be repaired..........if you're still alive.


-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wilhite
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 7:05 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] ground sticks again

Hey Dennis did you ever forget to remove a clip lead and hit the HV button?

73  Jim

> When I worked on a transmitter, I always kept a bunch of new clip leads
> available at the transmitter site.  After touching all the high voltage
> points in the transmitter with the shorting stick, I would keep the 
> shorting
> stick on each high voltage point while I used a clip lead to short the 
> point
> to ground.  The transmitter would stay that way until I was ready to 
> return
> it to service.

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