Sorry about the circumstances, but have fun digging into
it and making all new again. You will be all the more
proud of it when done. Take your time and do forget the
I do hope you can find all the parts you need, and they
are reasonably priced. These days, if available, tubes
just seem to cost way too much, but then they aren't being
manufactured in the quantities they were years ago....
There are a lot of good comments here. Yes, I believe
I was a little too anxious to get this working to
fully check out the components before applying power.
Dave, your right! There is a failed component
downstream of the transformer and I'm sure the
transformer was an induced failure due to this
problem. I noticed one of the tubes was had arcing
inside the tube instead of the normal glow and the
other tube didn't seem to have any power (no glow). I
believe there was smoke coming from the electrolytic
capacitor after I pulled power as well as the
transformer. It looks like I will get to spend some
quality time with the whole transmitter before I apply
David Martin - K5DCM
Mountain Home, Ar.
"It's only "work" if you'd rather be doing something else" - Dean Kamen
SCOTUS has legalized perversion, and heathens are celebrating.