Re: {Collins} 30L-1 tuning



Thanks for the information, the knob was off 90 degrees and it now points to 40 when it peaks the power on 40

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> On May 5, 2015, at 7:47 AM, Ben Loper <brloper@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> I have a 30L-1 that I have not operated until this morning.  Using a dummy
> load and my KWM-2 connected exactly as the manual calls for.  I loaded up
> and tuned my KWM-2 on 40 meters, turned the mic gain down so I was only
> showing 40 watts.  I turned on the 30L-1 and started the tune up procedure.
> Using the load and tune knobs I was able to get up to 500 watts and didn't
> try to go higher because of my dummy load.  The only problem is that the
> tune control was showing all the way over in the 15 -10 area of the dial in
> other words about 3 o'clock. I believe I was showing about 500 ma on the
> meter.  Is it possible the knob is not placed correctly on the shaft.  I
> didn't have time to do any other tests or pull the knob.  Where should the
> capacitor be fully meshed on the tuning knob? I also tried it into my 40
> meter antenna with the same results.  The KWM-2 acted normally during this
> whole process and SWR was 1.2-1 or less.  Is my 30L-1 wacked out or am I?
> 
> 
> 
> Ben KJ4CC    
> 
> 
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