Re: {Collins} KWM-380 Sudden Loss of Both Tx and Rex



I never cut the internal jumper but your comment triggered my memory that the rear RCA Rcv In jack bypasses the TR relay.  Sure enough I connected an antenna to the rear Rcv In and get perfect reception.  So that narrows it all down to the TR relay - now to dig into the schematic for that component and see if power supply, etc may be at fault.

Thanks for bringing me one step closer

Jerry NY2KW

-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin Born [mailto:mborn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:37 PM
To: Jerry Stern <jsternmd@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: {Collins} KWM-380 Sudden Loss of Both Tx and Rex

Is the antenna relay jumper still in place in the back?


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> On Aug 6, 2019, at 10:42 AM, Jerry Stern via Collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> My KM-380 was working perfectly after major alignment earlier in the year.  I turned it on yesterday and no receive or transmit power.   The synthesizer seems to be working fine and also the R-E board because in  CW key down and I can see I a nice clean low power ( mW) signal on my Flex radio at the correct frequencies.  SSB and VOX works fine and I get a nice low power (mW) spectrum on my Flex radio showing the modulated signal.   But it is not just a Tx problem —- the KWM-380 has lots of audio white noise but does not receive any signals.   I am reading 14v on the meter with MOX, also the passband on different filters sounds like it is working fine.  Also I can hear the expected Birdie at 0.910 MHz loud and clear.  Looking at the Block diagram I figure this must be a problem with the  Rx/Tx relay but how could it cause both Rx and Tx issue at the same time?  Can anyone suggest some common points of failure that I can start my diagnostics?   
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