[AMRadio] shocks, interlocks and misc

Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
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
"hot" conditions.

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 
> chassis
> 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 
> has
> any significient voltage.   Interlocks, I have a bunch of them, they are 
> in
> a box, first thing I disconnected.  it would be best to use a plastic rod 
> to
> hold the wire so you could be several inches from the big splat when you 
> hit
> something hot.  Bernie W8RPW


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