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    Default FT200 (Tempo 1)

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

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    Why would you want to switch the heaters?

    73 de Jim, N2EY

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    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Kilowatt Alley


    Quote Originally Posted by N2EY View Post
    Why would you want to switch the heaters?

    73 de Jim, N2EY
    So you can forget that they are off!
    "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to receive."
    -Otto Watt Sept. 5 1925

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    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...
    What if soy milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish?

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    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. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    SanDiego, People's Republic of California FEMA District 9


    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...
    When it's time, and it may be sooner than you think.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Weatherford, Texas


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

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