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Fig. 8-lontrol Setup for Crystal Check.


The CRYSTAL CHECK function allows any crystal zero frequency readout.
with a fundamental frequency of 1-20 MHz to be
inserted into the front panel universal crystal socket NOTE: Many crystals used in CB trans-
to check for crystal activity. The crystal will be made ceivers are designed to operate on an
to resonate at its fundamental operating frequency. overtone, rather than their fundamental
frequency. For example, an oscillator
To perform the external CRYSTAL CHECK: operating at 27.000 MHz will use a third
1. Insert the crystal to be tested into the front- overtone crystal with a fundamental fre-
panel socket marked CRYSTAL CHECK. quency of 9.000 MHz. This fundamental
frequency is the one that the CB42 will
2. Select the EXT XTAL position of the DIGITAL indicate. The exact operating frequency
READOUT SELECTOR. of the crystal depends on the circuit it is
part of. For an exact reading of a
3. Read the fundamental crystal frequency on the crystal's operations, it should be mea-
DIGITAL READOUT. Defective or inoperative sured in-circuit with the I Meg fre-
crystals will be indicated by an intermittent or a quency counter input.

RF WATTMETER
WARNING: The RF power output should The RF WATTMETER of the CB42 is designed to
be checked before making any modulation read the Peak-Envelope-Power(PEP) of the RF signal.
or frequency tests on a CB transmitter. If This allows the same meter to read SSB PEP. or aver-
the last three digits of the digital readout age AM carrier power.
show a flashing "888", the transmitter is To usethe RF WATTMETER:
providing more than 20 Watts output. If
1. Connect the transceiver to the proper power
this overrange condition is present, imme-
source as described in the PREPARING FOR
diately stop testing until the power output
TEST section.
is reduced to prevent damage to the 50
Ohm load, and possible damage to the 2. Connect the antenna output of the transceiver
transmitter's output stages. to the 50 OHM input of the CB42 using the sup-

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