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Heathkit TC-1 Tube Tester Restoration Part 3

Part 3 – Teardown The next part of the restoration is the teardown phase.  This will include corrosion removal and general dirt/flux cleanup of the unit.  I started by removing the 10 lever switches.  These were held in place with 3 bus wires and a few wires going off to other circuitry.

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Heathkit TC-1 Tube Tester Restoration Part 2

Part 2 – Testing the Transformer In Part 2 of this series, I’ll check out the transformer in the tube tester.  This is the heart of the unit, and if it is not good, then the project will be scrapped.

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Heathkit TC-1 Tube Tester Restoration Part 1

Part 1 – Initial Inspection I picked up this Heathkit TC-1 tube tester at the Williams, AZ Hamfest several years ago.  It had the power cord cut off at the entry, and a $10 price tag.  I took a chance that the transformer might be good, and picked it up.  Now to find out if […]

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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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