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FT-8 continuous for 1.5 hours @ 90W. OK or problem?
My wife and I run FT-8 for extended periods, and we've had two fan failures in our first week, as indicated by slow single red blinks.
Should the radio be able to handle continuous FT-8 (50% duty cycle) at ~90W indefinitely?
When I pressed the power button to power down and reset the fan, the radio immediately started flashing 6 blinks, indicative of low voltage. But my 40A PS is rock solid at 14VDC.
Is this transition normal behavior?
Once it started blinking 6, attempts to shut down the radio via the power switch including very long (30 s) presses would shut down the radio, so I had to simply turn off power.
Following the cold boot" process brought the radio back up.
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