Husun Compact

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Husun Compact

Postby Silkie » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:45 am

The last couple of times I've gone aboard (after a week or a fortnight) my VHF has been slightly reluctant. I switch on and it lights up (either with the usual CH16 display or with all the lcd segments lit) and then goes blank after a few moments. After repeating this procedure a few times it seems to work normally.

What do you think is happening? Should I start saving for a new one?
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VHF problems

Postby DaveS » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:55 pm

I can think of two possibilities. The first (and IMHO the most likely) is poor switch contacts: either dirty or a weakened spring. I currently have similar symptoms with a cabin light which requires the switch to be "exercised" about 10 times, following which it works fine - till the next time. The second suggestion is moisture in the works upsetting the electronics, but it seems to cure itself too quickly for that to be a likely contender.

On a (slightly) related topic, I've ordered a SWR meter - you may have seen mention of this in the other place. Once it arrives it will be available for testing transmitter function.

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Postby Aja » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:47 pm

I know nothing about the Husun, but the SWR meter on the other hand will be a very popular piece of equipment!

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SWR Meter

Postby DaveS » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:39 pm

It arrived today. :D

It's going to be a wee while till I can try it, though. Work keep's getting in the way! :(

I thought that a table of hire fees expressed in pints (or possibly drams) could be constructed... 8)

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Postby Silkie » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:22 pm

Seems perfectly reasonable to me although you'll obviously want your first couple of "customers" to be FOC to help you iron out any bugs in the rental system.
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SWR etc.

Postby sahona » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:57 pm

for info I also have a swr meter and a scope if for tdr if needed


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