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PostSubject: 450D. What's a Relay Clean?    450D. What's a Relay Clean?  Icon_minitimeTue Jun 09, 2020 9:24 pm

Hi all.
Hoping someone can explain this please. I read an online article saying that about once a year you should do a Relay Clean. Basically hold in 3 buttons then turn on the rig. It does not however explain what it does and why you should do it.
Is it something that is necessary to do or should I just ignore it? Advice appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: 450D. What's a Relay Clean?    450D. What's a Relay Clean?  Icon_minitimeWed Jun 10, 2020 9:05 am

Can't help but will watch for the answer.?????????????????
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PostSubject: Re: 450D. What's a Relay Clean?    450D. What's a Relay Clean?  Icon_minitimeWed Jun 10, 2020 10:17 am

Hi Dale,

A quick Google and it looks as though there is indeed a function to clean the relays.

https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/46uml8/strange_behaviour_from_radio/

Hope it's of some use.

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PostSubject: Re: 450D. What's a Relay Clean?    450D. What's a Relay Clean?  Icon_minitimeWed Jun 10, 2020 10:50 am

Hi dale great question as I have a 450d, that's one to remember it is amazing how you can find out things on the CT forums
And to find answers and thanks red fox for this particular answer

Many thanks Chris CT 3484
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PostSubject: Re: 450D. What's a Relay Clean?    450D. What's a Relay Clean?  Icon_minitimeWed Jun 10, 2020 2:54 pm

Yes Chris, there's some really knowledgeable and helpful guys on here, that's why I'm always reading and learning things.
Thanks Graeme, that's interesting. I never remember it being so complicated back in the 80's, I've so much more to learn and look forward to, as luckily I enjoy learning more about my hobby.
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