|[AMRadio] shocks, interlocks and misc|
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Wed Jan 21 16:05:19 EST 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] shocks, interlocks and misc
Bernie, I SO agree!
I simply assume it is hot - UNTIL - I short it with a shorting stick.
The thing I hate are the procedures in manuals to make adjustments under
Some amplifiers have you tune the input while everything is hot.
Then the radios that require neutralization while energized.
Bob - N0DGN
Bernie Doran wrote:
> I have been following these comments. forget about interlocks, shielding
> and everything else. simply use a so called chicken stick on everything
> that could possible be hot, IE everything other than the cabinet and
> assuming they are well grounded, if not5 do not evfen turn them on. . I
> have a piece of insulated stranded #16 bolted directly the cabinet of my
> Gates BC1G, after it is shut down and unplugged I touch everything that
> any significient voltage. Interlocks, I have a bunch of them, they are
> a box, first thing I disconnected. it would be best to use a plastic rod
> hold the wire so you could be several inches from the big splat when you
> something hot. Bernie W8RPW
Bob - NØDGN
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