Well, 24 hours after setting up my new AL-572, and testing on all bands, I've hit my 1st problem.
While tuning on 75, The swr was getting a little high, probably around 2:1 with about 45-55 watts drive to the 572. Suddenly, a few things popped ( sounded like it was near the tube area, but I'm not sure as I had the cover on of course ) and then the amp lost power.
After checking the fuse box, and verifying that the fuse wasn't thrown, I unplugged the amp and opened it up. LOTS of heat coming from in there. I allowed to to cool, then I looked at what I could, but didn't notice anything. Nothing smoldering, and no signs of anything burnt.
I can't tell if the fuses are blown as the 20 amp fuses are covered with a black coating.
Any ideas on this ? What should I do oter than try replacing the fuses 1st ?
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Thanks in advance!