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Old 11-27-2021, 10:03 PM   #13
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Default Re: Frying amplifier finals... audio, not rf...

yay for design defects and shorts when you plug in phone plugs! As much as I like phone plugs for being generic and ubiquitous, if not designed properly they do short (notwithstanding as that organ demonstrates - even poorer design that even allow the solder lugs to short together while plugging it in...booo!!!).

Kind of funny too, like the Baofeng amateur radio HTs that when you plug in the ⅛" and 3/32" phone plugs for headset, it will trigger the PTT and transmit as you plug it in... talk about overloading the plug pins and designing it such that you must turn off the HT when plugging the headset in.
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