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RE: TFT 5290 STL Transmitter
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Subject: RE: TFT 5290 STL Transmitter
From: "Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 09:10:18 -0700
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The received signal at the transmitter site seems steady.  I think the power fluctuation is a metering issue in the transmitter.    Haven’t had time to investigate, too much else going on.   We have a couple working Mosely PCL606 units which are old back-ups.   The TFT was new and supposed to be more reliable, but I think the old Moselys may actually be more reliable, they are built much better.


The TFT has an encapsulated RF output module designed for mobile two-way systems at 800 – 900 Mhz.   Requires cooling fans on the heat sink.




From: John Stortz [mailto:ka4flx@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:11 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] TFT 5290 STL Transmitter


Just saw this, Bill,

I guess nobody commented?

Sounds like something is about to get worse inside. Probably good you noticed it when you did. [No, never had that happen.

I think we always used Mosely STL stuff.

Snow about gone for the summer yet?

John S.


Faith is a higher resource than reason

*~Unknown Wise Guy~



On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 5:46 PM, Bill Hurne <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com> wrote:

Before sending off for repair, anyone have rapidly fluctuating RF output from an analog 950 MHz TFT transmitter?


The UNLOCKED light on the front panel is not coming on, and it sounds really nice and clear on the air in spite of fluctuating output.


I just replaced both RF module cooling fans, one had died.   But it is running nice and cool and the RF output is fluctuating between 3 and 6 watts.   Long before a fan died I have seen the RF fluctuate between 5 and 6 watts.   Reflected is zero.


I know TFT went out of business but support is still available.


Bill Hurne

Chief Engineer

The Pilgrim Radio Network

775-883-5647 x18

PR_finalJ 728X90

    Western Inspirational Broadcasters, Inc





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