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HW-16 Restoration – Repairing the RF Gain Potentiometer

When I bought this HW-16 at the hamfest, I got a great deal on it – Partly because both the RF Gain and the Power Adjustment pots were frozen solid.  After getting the rig home, the first thing I tried was some Fader Lube from DeOxit.  This was not effective at all.  Next, I tried […]

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HW-16 Circuit Board Restoration (Part 1)

Last Spring, I started working on the circuit board for the Heathkit HW-16.  Even after its bath with soap and water, it was very grundgy, with lots of old rosin on the bottom (foil side) of the board. I decided to remove the board from the chassis, in order to get better access for parts […]

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MKARS80 80 Meter SSB Transceiver – Part 3

Construction of the MKARS80 Transceiver continues with the installation of the bag #4 components.  This bag contained all of the active devices, as well as the crystals for the BFO and filter. As these were just dropped into the holes, I didn’t take a lot of pictures during this phase.  Here is the board after […]

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MKARS80 80 Meter SSB Transceiver – Part 2

Construction of the MKARS80 Transceiver continues with the population of bag #3.  This bag contained most of the toroids and bobbins to wind.  One of the challenges, from the colonies side of the Atlantic, is the lack of an intuitive feel for the metric system.  I was thinking that 50mm = 0.5 cm.  But it […]

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MKARS80 80 Meter SSB Transceiver – Part 1

The next project up on the bench is a unique kit from England, the MKARS80 80 meter Single Sideband Transceiver.  It was designed and originally kitted by the Milton-Keyens Amarteur Radio Society, and is designed to be something inexpensive but useful for folks to get into building their own rigs.  Now kitted by radio-kits, it […]

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