[AMRadio] Johnson Valiant Transformer Replacement


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sat Jul 3 10:40:39 EDT 2004


Thanks for a VERY useful tip, Bill!

Having fun with your crystals yet?

On 3 Jul 2004 at 8:09, Bill Pancake wrote:

> Just an FYI in case you are in need of a "new" (not a rewind) low
> voltage power tranny for your Johnson Valiant transmitter.
> 
> I just received a custom-made transformer to replace the Low Voltage
> Power Tranny (T2) in my Valiant I.
> 
> Phil Dannenderg (htovvp at novagate.net) at Heyboer Transformers
> http://www.heyboertransformers.com/index.shtml made it up for me. It's
> a new tranny, not a rewind.
> 
> I bench-checked it for resistance and no-load voltage readings before
> installation and they read exactly what is referenced in the Valiant I
> factory manual.
> 
> Installation only required that I re-drill two of the mounting holes
> by less than 1/4". There was plenty of room to do this and two more
> small holes in the chassis doesn't bother me especially since they
> were covered over by the tranny case mounting feet.
> 
> After installation, I loaded up the transmitter and checked all the
> voltages. Everything was exactly where it was supposed to be. Very
> nice workmanship and long leads made installation easy.
> 
> He said it would take about 2 weeks to make and sure enough, it was
> delivered right on-time. I'm totally satisfied. For $112.00 plus
> $10.00 shipping to my qth, I don't think you can do better than that
> for a new xfmr.




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