Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N3WVB, Aug 8, 2017.
Yep, try and fix it but look out, you don't want to end up with a case of Verschlimmbessern
Are there degrees of not working? Is it like being dead or just mostly dead? Better call Miracle Max!
If it ain't broke don't fix it, if it is broke don't break it anymore, but I suppose if it's broken enough not to work then what's to lose eh.
I had to Google Miracle Max, you live and learn
Es wird schon nichtspielen. (Pardon my German, it is probably butchered and with Yank-English syntax).
The nice thing is that MFJ will repair the unit even if you attempted repair yourself.
If you've never seen The Princess Bride, I recommend that you do.
I buy other people's junk & repair it with the intent of selling it for a profit, then buying more junk to fix.....
But, alas, I rarely end up selling stuff......
I read through this entire thread of discussion including a detailed description of how the tuner is supposed to work, but could find no information on what is wrong with it other than "it needs some repairs". Maybe a more specific description of the failure would bring some useful suggestions on how to correct the problem, whatever it is.
some of the issues folks experience all result from tuning into a load at TOO HIGH an initial power level,working up to a 100 watt carrier level is best approached thru small steps from say 10 watts and up in smaller increments,from the Johnson Kilowatt "Flash Boxes" to any version of an Alkaselter for Antennaes . too short too low insufficient dielectric insulation resistance and a amplifier all add up to a cranky UPS driver and a happy Hro guy selling you your next installment of "R F BURNS" Mystery of the non resonant feedline and the conjugate match.I wont spoil the ending.
Those are normally operator error.