Posts Tagged ‘Boatanchor’

Thunderbird Hamfest 2019

One of my favorite hamfest did not disappoint me this year. I always find good bargains on tools and equipment at this hamfest. My first purchase was an MFJ-267 1KW Dummy Load/Wattmeter.  The seller had all of his equipment priced at the exact same point – $68.00.  That seemed a good enough price that I […]

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Electronic Key Interface for Vintage Rigs

Sometime this past year, I acquired a Jackson Harbor Press KeyallHV kit.  This accessory allows one to key their vintage rig, be it an old tube rig, a hybrid or a more modern solid state one.  It is basically a circuit that isolates the keying contacts from any high voltage circuitry in the rig via […]

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Heathkit IG-42 Signal Generator Restoration – Part 4

Cabinet Repair Now the the IG-42 was in good electrical order, it was time to move on to the cabinet repair.

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Heathkit IG-42 Signal Generator Restoration – Part 3

Line Cord and Chassis repair — To continue on with the restoration, I replaced the ceramic disk filter capacitors on the line cord input with safety capacitors.  These are designed to fail to an open state, rather than a shorted state.  We hope that they never fail, but if they do, it should leave the […]

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Heathkit C3 Condenser Checker – 25 Volt Mod

As noted in my previous post, the 25 volt scale for the leakage test function of the Heathkit C3 Condenser Checker provided a voltage that was considerably higher than 25 volts.  It was closer to 50 volts.  This seems to be a design flaw, or a documentation flaw, as I don’t know which side of […]

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