Posts Tagged ‘Boatanchor’

Making the Heathkit IG-102 Signal Generator Useful

While I am very happy with my homebrew 8640jr signal generator, I’ve had this old IG-102 RF Signal Generator from Heathkit hanging around for a decade or so.  I was curious what kind of levels it was capable of, so I dragged it out and hooked it up to the scope to investigate a bit. […]

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HG-10b VFO for the HW-16

The HW-16 was now operating reasonably well under crystal control.  Next, I turned my attention to the HG-10b VFO.

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HW-16 Transmitter Work

Now that the receiver seemed to be working great, it was time to work on the transmitter some. The first thing I noticed is that the meter was indicating about a third scale with no power applied.  I had read of another ham with this problem, who found that the meter had become magnetized.  Convinced […]

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HW-16 Dial Repair – Part 3

OK, so now I had a translucent disk with a new dial label applied.  Now I needed to mount the disk to the mounting plate for the HW-16.  It turns out that this is harder than it sounds.  I expected some trouble drilling the holes through the polycarbonate disks.  But that turned out to be […]

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HW-16 Dial Repair – Part 2

Now that I had a decent image printed to a label, it was time to get a suitable disk to mount the label to.  My first attempt looked really good, but did not allow any light to shine through from the back side, where the pilot lamp is located.  So I needed a somewhat see-through […]

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