D710A/V71A transceiver body: failure of transmit under extended use: is this a known issue?

Don Rolph

I have a D710A.  We were using it in a public event.  After about 9 hours of net control use, transmit failed.  We attributed it to a high SWR in the antenna and replaced the transceiver unit.

We were using this unit for the same public event.  Again after about 9 hours of net control, transmit failed.  This time we had an inline SWR/power meter.  SWR on transmit was 1.02.  POwer output was 49 watts.  So it does not appear to. have been bad SWR.

Is this a known issue with these transceivers?

Has anyone else had similar experience?



Don Rolph