ASchichler at microwavedata.com
Tue Aug 29 08:53:07 EDT 2006
I had a G-50 a couple years ago with the same problem. The internal
reduction drive assembly was slipping in some places. I squirted some
degreaser inside the bigger shaft, and it worked much better. It started
slipping again when it dried, but after squirting a little more in there,
the slipping was gone.
It might not work all the time, but it did work for me.
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[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of Rick Brashear
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 5:23 PM
To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: [AMRadio] Diversion
I took time-out from the R-3** and BTA-1R2 and BC-610 and so on to get
the G-50 I bought a while back in operation. After stuffing the filter
capacitors and replacing a couple of capacitors in the cathode circuit
of the speech amp/preamp combo the G-50 came to life. However, I find
now that the variable capacitor on the receive VFO is having turning
problems. It's one of those geared internally capacitors with one shaft
inside another one. I guess the friction clutch or whatever makes those
things tick is worn out or maybe oily. Does anyone have a solution for
such a problem, other than replacing it?
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