After the water receded the SWR was fine- I was getting 2000 watts forward for about 5 watts reflected, and these TX's are solid state with protection and will reduce power down to nothing with high SWR.
The transmitter was on the whole time putting 6kW into two feet of water at the base of the towers (although horribly distorted).
BOTH transmitters blew up spectacularly after the water receded - I think the 30kV sub station 2km down the road may have had something to do with it. These TX's don't like anything over 415V. I suspect we got a surge (although there is a surge filter with MOV's fitted) or the mains went to 430V or so and fried them.
The generator was under 600mm of water and had water in the fuel tank so I doubt it was the cause as it couldn't start. We have an AVR from the old Swan Hill analogue TV site en route and I will be setting it to regulate at 230V per phase (i am reading up to 250V now on 2/3 phases).
Hi all, its me again ^^
Today I was bored and worked a bit on my tesla coil.
First it was just rubbish laying on the table an generating sparks, but now I glued everything together with hotglue and did some optimization.
It looks like a Mc Gyver tesla coil, but hey it works