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KD0EXQ
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« on: November 09, 2008, 06:10:28 PM »

Thanks to all who responded kindly and with advice to my question "is there a doctor in the house?"

Gave up trying to tune for awhile and just used the transceiver as a receiver.

Yesterday I tried a couple of different bands (away from the 20M band, as I have  20M dipole connected through an antenae tuner).  When I switched back to 20M, the meter needle moved!  I tuned up, per the manual and the suggestions I received though this site.  tuned up nicely.  

Waited until today to try to transmit.  First listened to stations on the east coast (from Maine to Florida), south (Texas) and out west (Utah, Nevada, Washington) Didn't much luck breaking through the traffic, but finally made (my first on HF)SSB contact with a ham in Idaho.  Got a 5 x 7 report!!!!  I am on the air...now to learn code.

Again, thanks
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 02:26:46 PM »

Hi Richard,

Outstanding !

These Kenwood hybrids do not like to sit idle,
all she needed was a little time powered up to
get her going, plus a little cleaning.

be sure to apply a little light oil to the
cooling fan bearings.
the radio uses common grounds via the
screws at all the pc boards, be sure they
are hand tight but not over tight.

Enjoy !

73 james ke4drn
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