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evanschuck
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I have just ordered the PCI-MAX 2005, and can't wait to get it. I was previously using the FM25A from Ramsey Electronics. It was a great transmitter, but the power output started to get weaker and weaker until I have no power. Tech support said the following...
The output device could be getting damaged by static shock. You can attach a coil to the RF out to ground. This coil should be made of enameled wire wrapping thirteen turns of the wire around a ¼ inch drill bit. The output device which is now a Gal5 is available through our sales department.
Okay...now that I have officially ordered the PCI-MAX 2005, and will not be trying to revive my old transmitter, do I still need to do this? Will I eventually have the same problem again, but this time with the PCI card from PCS Electronics? What can I do to protect the new transmitter?
Thank you for your help!
Chuck
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It is extremely unlikely or better yet, unpossible. Output
transistor is closely tied to the positive rail supply line,
effectively draining any charge.

Still, a lightning will damage it

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Thank you very much for the reply. I am relieved that I don't have to worry about this any more. I look forward to getting the new transmitter and going back on the air.
Once again, Thank you.
Chuck
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