[Cwo] [cwops] Happy ending to Centurion saga
ad6e at arrl.net
Sat Aug 13 10:59:41 PDT 2011
I have to decide .. SO2R here in the valley or SO1R on the ridge top. Think
I'll go to the ridge top. :-)
No P3 up on the ridge yet. That is another handicap. You see, I'm already
building a set of excuses for you to beat me. :-)
73, Alan AD6E
On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 5:51 PM, Rob <k6rb at baymoon.com> wrote:
> Well, I checked everything, including the OP/STBY switch and it all looked
> good. Made sure all cables were properly aligned. Buttoned it up and fired
> it up. It was going from STBY to OP...but the HV was gone.
> Back on the bench, removed cover, found interlock switch had been busted
> (probably in transporting it from George's house back to my house). So,
> removed switch and jumpered it.
> Back on the desk, connected, plugged in, HV back...and it still goes from
> STBY to OP (little bit of joy leaks in).
> Turn on K3, make sure right antenna is connected. Set K3 power level to 15
> watts. Hit key. LEDs say I'm generating 500 watts. Up the power to 48 watts
> on the K3, Centurion LEDs say I'm at 1 KW. Yay!!!
> Now, unless it craps out between today and next Saturday, I'll be QRO SO2R
> in what I hope will be a very busy set of 3, 4-hour contests.
> Rob K6RB
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