[AMRadio] THE VIKING II AND FRIED HAM


gkb gkbrown at gwi.net
Wed Mar 28 18:52:43 EST 2007


And, if you do cook that low voltage tranny, shoot me an email. I have two
new rewinds setting on the shelf, ready to bolt in.
Regards,
Gary...WZ1M
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Schafer" <garyschafer at comcast.net>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>; <ve1adh at accesswave.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:48 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] THE VIKING II AND FRIED HAM


> It is a good idea to use a separate fuse for the high voltage and the low
> voltage. With one fuse only you can have a short on the low voltage and it
> will cook the low voltage transformer and never blow the fuse. BTDT.
>
> 73
> Gary  K4FMX
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net [mailto:amradio-
> > bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of W4AWM at aol.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:52 PM
> > To: ve1adh at accesswave.ca
> > Cc: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> > Subject: Re: [AMRadio] THE VIKING II AND FRIED HAM
> >
> > The internal fuse in the Viking II is in line with the low and high
> > voltage
> > transformer primaries and protects both.  As stated before, there is no
> > prorection for the antenna relay socket unless the original fused line
> > plug is used.
> > This is not a good idea and it should be replaced as you said, with
> > internal
> > fuses. If wired correctly, only one additional fuse would be needed to
> > protect
> > both sides of the line and the lead to the relay socket should be moved
> > ahead
> > of the fuse to protect that outlet.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> >  John,  W4AWM
> >
> > <<  I replaced the single internal fuseholder with a double one and used
> > the
> > second holder for a single fuse in the hot side of the line only and
> > replaced
> > the line cord with a 3 conductor and "3 prong prang". >>
> >
> >
> >
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