One of the transmitters I take care of is a Harris DiamondCD solid state, everytime I go see it there are several faults, they always clear with a push of the On button but not last time. Each power amplifier chassis consists of seven amplifier pallets, six in parallel and one driving them. Well one of the power amplifiers developed a fault in three of the pallets and an over current condition. It was time to send the Power Amplifier back to Harris to be refurbished.
When I called Harris they told me about a special deal the have now, sine they are not manufacturing these Power Amplifiers any more they want to reduce inventory. Normally these Power Amplifiers go for $20K but they are now selling them for $11K and if you buy one while sending one in for repair they drop the price by another thousand. Sounds pretty good and it’s smart to have a spare on hand.