Tech Tip: Time to Tighten Up!


It’s Time to Tighten Up!


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Every six months I go around to every connector and screw terminal in my station and make sure everything is tight. Many noise problems come from connections or connectors that are not properly seated or tight. It is amazing what I find!

Now is also a good time to inspect your station cables. Control cables and Coax cables do age and can get damaged. So, before bad weather sets in, inspect your cables and the connectors on them.

It is a good idea to check your antenna VSWR. If it got better or worse since the last time you checked it, that can be a sign that something has changed and needs to be investigated.

Thanks for reading, and check back each week for new Tech Tips!

– Tim Duffy, K3LR


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