Repair Tuner or Buy New

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N3WVB, Aug 8, 2017.

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  1. 2E0WMG

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    Yep, try and fix it but look out, you don't want to end up with a case of Verschlimmbessern
  2. KK4ZYM

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    Are there degrees of not working? Is it like being dead or just mostly dead? Better call Miracle Max! :D
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  3. 2E0WMG

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    Good point.

    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
  4. KA0GKT

    KA0GKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  5. KK4ZYM

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    :) If you've never seen The Princess Bride, I recommend that you do.
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  6. AA7QQ

    AA7QQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    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......

  7. K4KYV

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    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.
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  8. WA3QGD

    WA3QGD Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
  9. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Those are normally operator error. o_O
  10. KA0GKT

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