[AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 6, Issue 45


Byron Lichtenwalner w3wkr at verizon.net
Tue Aug 3 22:22:34 EDT 2004


Mahlon
Made the adjustment as per the instructions.  After a bit of fiddling, it
now switches to all three VFO positions.  Will start the reassembly process
now!

Thanks again.

Byron
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mahlon Haunschild" <mahlonhaunschild at cox.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 9:41 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Re: AMRadio Digest, Vol 6, Issue 45


>
> Byron,
>
> I've some experience at this.  Problems I've seen:
>
> -  Dry/congealed lubricant in the VFO bandswitch shaft bushing (ANY
> friction in the VFO switch will stop the mechanism cold)
> -  Imperfect machining of the drive cam, making the pins bind up instead
> of passing through
> -  Height/depth of the drive cam set wrong
> -  Drive arm too far away or too close to the drive cam
> -  Registration off (e.g. VFO set for 11 meters when the rest of the
> bandswitch isn't).  The VFO switch has three positions:  160, 80 thru
> 10, and 11.
> -  Broken VFO switch (God forbid)
>
> Is your problem any of these?  I have a Ranger assembly manual that
> contains the complete set-up procedure for this, but lets try to
> eliminate the obvious first.  Your problem is solvable so long as
> nothing is broken
>
> regards,
>
> Mahlon - K4OQ
>
> ps:  Have any of you ever seen one of the Johnson assembly manuals?  How
> anyone ever managed to assemble a Ranger or a Valiant with this
> information is beyond me.
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 00:34:25 -0400
> > From: "Byron Lichtenwalner" <w3wkr at verizon.net>
> > Subject: [AMRadio] Viking Ranger Bandswitch-VFO linkage
> > To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Message-ID: <002e01c476b7$a9b7bc20$6901a8c0 at ann>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > Hello Friend
> > I am in the process of restoring a Ranger I.  The bandswitch does not
switch to the 11 meter position at the last clockwise click of the
bandswitch.  Is there a prescribed set-up procedure for this mechanical
linkage?
> >
> > Byron, W3WKR
>
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