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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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Thunderbird Hamfest Haul 2018

I attended the Thunderbird Hamfest in Peoria yesterday.  There were a few bargains to be had.  While many sellers were expecting the high Ebay prices for their old junk, there were still a few that were actually looking to sell their goods. I started out with a purchase of some connectors and adapters from one […]

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Heathkit C3 Condenser Checker – Restoration

Ok, I’ve received my order from justradios.com.  Now it’s time to replace almost all of the capacitors and a good number of the resistors in the C3 Condenser Checker.  We’ll follow that up with a basic checkout, and finally finish up by testing the caps and resistors that we pull out. Here is what we […]

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