Big Time Scare this afternoon

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Wow, I was in the middle of making a PSK contact, low power, maybe 30 watts.
When the F5K just quit. Cycled power switch, PSDR came back but no signal, in or out.
Really got worried but after a complete 2nd power down and computer reset, all seems well again in the W9OL shack.
First thought would be RFI. But I do not normally have RFI problems on any band when barefoot or lower. In fact can't remember any ever.
But maybe that albatross that hangs around me landed on the yagi and detuned it enough to cause the shut down.
I realize PSK is power for full minute, but as I said, never had this happen at just 30 watts.
But all seems well in W9OL shack now....keeping fingers crossed
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