FT200 (Tempo 1)

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by GW4LPB, Apr 7, 2012.

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  1. GW4LPB

    GW4LPB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Has any member modified this rig to allow switching of the PA heaters, any details appreciated. John GW4LPB
  2. N2EY

    N2EY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why would you want to switch the heaters?

    73 de Jim, N2EY
  3. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    So you can forget that they are off!
  4. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I wouldn't bother adding the switch, either. It's not like the heaters wear out.

    You'd save about 12W or something (on your electric bill) by switching them off. Here where I am that would save a walloping one dollar a year or something...
  5. KC6DXN

    KC6DXN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have heard that it does reduce the lifespan (emmision reduction) of the tube, if long periods of SWL are desired; on the sweep-tubes. I do not know about the 6146 valves (aftermarket upgrade).
  6. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you really want to do this.......
    simply pull the accessery plug apart...
    remove the jumper
    install two fourteen gauge wires
    Run them to a four amp switch mounted in a radio shack minibox....
    You are done...
  7. W9BB

    W9BB Ham Member QRZ Page

    How about just pulling out the finals if you aren't planning on using the transmit section?
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