[AMRadio] Transformer baking Recovery


crawfish crawfish at surfmore.net
Sun Dec 24 20:22:16 EST 2006


John, I received a Word document from W4AEE about this very subject. I am
having problems with Word on this computer, so I can't forward, but you
might want to check with him.He is on this reflector from time to time.
                                                              Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
From: "John King" <k5pgw at yahoo.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Transformer baking Recovery


> Did John, WA5BXO, bake the transformers? I have a nice
> BC 610 E that has been in the State of Kentucky until
> a couple of years ago ( not Gulf Coast humidity) and
> in my enclosed garqage in South Louisiana  for about
> two years. I plan to fire it up soon and an wondering
> if I should apply heat with heat lamps or electric
> heaters and for how long? Any ideas? Thanks, and 73,
> John, K5PGW
>
>
> --- Geoff/W5OMR <ars.w5omr at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Rbethman wrote:
> > > Folks,
> > >
> > > Most of us have power, mod, audio, and "other"
> > transformers that have
> > > been "due to storage requirements", exposed to
> > humidity.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > John/WA5BXO had a modulation transformer, and
> > reactor soaked in Spring
> > Creek for 3 months, or thereabouts.  The year was
> > 1998, when they lost
> > everything in the worst flooding of North Houston
> > ever recorded.
> >
> > Those pieces of iron are still on the air, today.
> >
> > --
> > 73
> >
> >
> >
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