Re: Pig Rig troubleshooting question
Since I am waiting to finish mine , until we get the other crystals all I can do is offer a couple of suggestions .
We have the local oscillator which would be common to both of the major problems that you describe .
Once I finish mine , I plan on making up a voltage troubleshooting sheet to go with the schematic and board layout .
I do that these days whether it is homebrew or on the rare occasion when I build a kit . I often build extras of my projects for friends all over the country , so in the event of problems , it makes it easier for them and for me to help them troubleshoot if a problem does arise .
I have been quite impressed with this particular kit in that there have been very few , if any questions being asked about it once it is completed .
There have been several questions about the transformers during construction , but I find that pretty normal , even just winding a single layer toroid on many kits .
Perhaps some one already has a voltage troubleshooting diagram or list already started or completely available for the pig rig .
Looking forward to getting mine completed and putting it in its Ten Tec pen .
Does anyone know if Diz sold out of them ? I am also looking forward to the next run to see if I want to build another kit . I have plenty of equipment already , but an 80 meter version to go with this 40 meter version to leave out at the farm , when I am working and staying out there would be nice .
For some reason I haven't been on 80 meters in a couple of years or more , so it would also motivate me to get back on and check into some nets . Nice place to use a NVIS antenna , since I have never given one of them a try .
Charlie , W5COV