[AMRadio] Motorized Variables

Rick Brashear rickbras at airmail.net
Sun Jul 2 11:09:56 EDT 2006


Thanks!  You read my mind (short read!) about the potentiometer and 
meter configuration to indicate the position.  Since I'll likely remote 
the 1R2 that should work great along with the other remote connections.  
I may have a couple of breadslicers that would work, but I thought the 
vacuum variables would be the safer way to go.  I would really like to 
have a roller inductor to use for the coil, but haven't been able to 
find one I can afford.  I thought I had one, but have been unable to 
locate it.  I'll either have to get one or use a relay to switch the 
coil tap when moving between 160 and 75 and possibly 40 later on.

When I get the capacitors in house I intend to set it up just as you 
suggested,  in breadboard style, to do the mechanical and preliminary 
tuning.  Hopefully, I can mount all of the components on a single piece 
of aluminum and install it in the 1R2 as a unit in existing holes. I 
like to keep things so they can be reversed without a trace of ever 
being there.


W5OMR/Geoff wrote:

> Now, I ain't no guru... but, testing is certainly going to be needed 
> here.  So, with that in mind, why not bread-board a couple of DC 
> motors, with a double-pole, double throw, momentary toggle switch...

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