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by RGORJANCE
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity

As I recall, the early Harris FM-20G/H/H2/H3 & K (starting sometime after 1965) series rigs had that resistor in the PA cavity. It had a short piece of tubing (antenna) at each end of the resistor and if memory serves, the purpose was to attenuate "circulating currents" in the cavity. It worked, and...
by RGORJANCE
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 100 OHM 100W resistor in Harris HT35FM PA Cavity

I don't have any experience on that xmttr, but I am a bit curious about those rings. This is a real swag.....could those rings possibly be a part of a tube socket? You might try to get some dimensional detail on the ring, and diameter of the circle of finger stock the resister slips into and try to ...
by RGORJANCE
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re:How large were these dog houses and when did we get dogs?

"Who let the dogs out? Who, who"?

Sorry, the devil made me do it! :lol: I couldn't resist.

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: my specialty or theirs.

Chuck:

It is very clear to me

that the nut doesn't fall far from the tree!

Well done my friend, I'm still cracking up!!!!! Got to be one of the best posts yet! :lol:

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: AM Radio Wall
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: AM Radio Wall

"Hey, fixing toilets and plumbing is traditionally part of the job description, right"?

Shane, you forgot to mention cutting the grass and fixing the owners TV/hi fi equipment, car radio, etc. :lol:

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

Paleo........I like that, it has kinda a "high class" tone to it. Wonder what I'd use for a picture.....maybe a one cell amoeba. From the way it sounds....you are in the "limp home mode". Wanna trade bodies??? Mine is suffering from too many years of doing stupid things! And I thought I was in this ...
by RGORJANCE
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re:on-call for my 35th straight year

Bunch of young whippersnappers! I started that crazy stuff in 1965. (Actually during my draft dodging days in the USAF, starting in 62 over in Germany. Got called out a couple times in the wee hours, but that don't really count). Only times it was tough was just following a squadron party with all t...
by RGORJANCE
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

Hope everyone has a tummy filling experience tomorrow with family and friends.

Soon to be "stuffed". :)

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: KYFR AM tower light monitor
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: KYFR AM tower light monitor

Slightly off topic learning experience! Worked out in SW Iowa on a directional and was sent out to the North tower to hook up the bridge. Got it hooked up and they powered up. Smoke, plasma, smell and me screaming on the radio.........kill it, kill it, kill it! Turned out to be a grossly negative to...
by RGORJANCE
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Broadcast Engineering News
Topic: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: Tiger Mountain (WA) master antenna catches on fire

I have it on good authority (I speculated it), that ZEUS did it! You know, that guy with the bolt of lightning in his hand. The God of "arc and spark".

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: ATU rebuild
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: ATU rebuild

Ahhh, yessss! The infamous "Phantom Tee".

As stated by others----avoid that at all costs! You would be better off winding your own coils out of 1/4" copper tubing around a stiff form like PVC. Don't use the home made coil with PVC still in it.

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates 5 rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: Gates 5 rebuild

It has been quite some time since I did the SX and Gates series recap. My old fuzzy brain is saying that the mounting is set for a specific physical size of cap................... I was able to get an answer from a friend. The caps need to be physically sized due to the mounting in the PDM area. The...
by RGORJANCE
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: RING MY BELL
Replies: 21
Views: 505

RING MY BELL

Well, here we are at one hour past Armageddon, and my bell never rang. I suppose that those of us in "fly over country" without the benefit of smart phones, won't hear any alerts on our devices. I wonder just how well this really worked out. I saw news videos of all kinds of folks looking at their p...
by RGORJANCE
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Dead Relio Revived
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: Dead Relio Revived

Bob:

I have run into that high temp solder as well, and after reading your post, I am wondering if that stuff is "lead free", or reduced lead solder. And you are are absolutely right about the solder sucking issue.....it really don't suck!

Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM1A Question
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: BE AM1A Question

Just had a somewhat similar issue in an AM-10A. Take a look at the "drive led". Ours would not light up at low power and when I hit full power, the LED flickered, and I had some flickering of output power. Turned out to be a bad IC and fuse. This was a spare module that had been previous;y "factory ...