Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Amplifiers' started by W2PPJ, Nov 3, 2017.
PPJ.....How are you doing with the amp? Did you get it fixed yet?
i had to go out of town for work .
Ok, John, the guy from Courtland will be meeting me on Wednesday. If you want me to fix your amp see if you can get me the amp to him tomorrow. Lou
a local guru heard me crying on the 2 meter nets about my fl2100 and decided to fix it for me and give me a lesson. i will report back after my first lesson is over with the verdict of the fault. thanks for all the help- peter- w2ppj
That's exactly what you need . . . somebody local to:
a) fix this simple fault
b) show you how to tune it up
Glad you got some help
Merry Christmas !
well i said i would report back so here it is - it had a bad tube and the wrong tubes, Cetrons are not desinged to be run horizontal so i put in new taylors. thanks for all the help!
except, Cetrons were used by Yaesu originally.
Yes, Cetron 572Bs ARE designed to be used horizontally . . . and as mentioned, they were the tubes chosen by Yaesu and fitted in all their Linear Amplifiers !
So guess you just had a faulty tube.
The "Taylor" tubes are made in China, and are replicas of the CetronTubes. (i just bought mine direct from China, so they weren't re-branded . . . but much cheaper!)