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Old 7th Oct 2019, 3:11 pm   #21
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Default Re: It's Smoke that makes it all work

SMOKE- any one of the old ex GPO/PO transmission persons will never forget the smell that could be instantly diagnosed as terminal failure of a selenium rectifier in ( usually ) a 51 type rack power unit. Or the radio amateur's motto of "tune for maximum smoke" .
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 8:40 pm   #22
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Default Re: It's Smoke that makes it all work

Preferably using an ATU capable of matching anything from wooden legs to damp string
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