[AMRadio] That damn Santa


Mark Foltarz Foltarz at rocketmail.com
Sun Dec 25 09:46:53 EST 2005


Don't you mean " that damn Satan?"

--- John Lawson <jpl15 at panix.com> wrote:

> 
> 
>    Came in the shack when I wasn't looking and did Something Very Bad to my 
> beloved R-388 -
> 
>    Symptoms - rushing noise in speaker (RF gain adjusts), BFO works, no 
> crystal cal, no sigs on any band.
> 
>   Voltages normal.
> 
>   PTO 6BA6s both check at about 70% of full Gm. VR tube is lit and +150.3 
> volts is going to the PTO. PTO tube fils are lit.
> 
>   No signal is observable coming from the PTO at pin 1 of the 6BE6 third 
> mixer, but neither did I lift the line and check it, in case C184 or C168 
> are shorted.
> 
>   But I'm thinking I might be getting really depressed for Christmas, if 
> the damn PTO has become an SK on me...     damn....
> 
> 
>    Anybody have any experience to the contrary??  It's too late and I'm not 
> in the mood to dig around in it anymore tonight, but I really love this 
> radio - been with me 15 years now...   ;{
> 
> 
> 
>     Cheers and have a Merry Christmas, anyway...
> 
> 
>   John  KB6SCO
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