[AMRadio] Viking II no output

James M. Walker chejmw at acsu.buffalo.edu
Fri Feb 9 13:53:01 EST 2007

what is the plate current at this point, when you sya you have only 10 watts
output? I looked at the setup for the Coil/cap combination, and my thought
was "I bet the coil and cap were not setup correctly, physically, as in the
starting point for the coil, and whether the cap is supposed to be fully 
or open when at the minimum setting of the coil. Just a thought.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff/W5OMR" <ars.w5omr at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 12:56 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Viking II no output

> Larry/WD5CFJ and I have the same problem.
> The output section in an E. F. Johnson Viking II is only producing about
> 10w output,, or so.
> it's puzzling, because (in my case) there's grid voltage (-57VDC), there
> Plate Voltage (~600VDC) there's Screen Voltage (~290) and everything
> seems to be there, except there's no output.  The roller inductor still
> resonates at the same place, but no matter where the coarse tuning is
> for the fixed capacitors, the output level never changes.
> The little doorknob capacitor that is tied to the plates of the 6146's,
> perhaps?
> http://w5omr.shacknet.nu:81/~w5omr/AM-Stuff/vikingII-output.JPG
> L9 is the roller inductor.  C29 moves at the same time L9 does.
> C31 (.002uf) is the door knob - not checked it, yet.
> C30 is the fine tuning for the loading control.
> Has anyone else had this problem with a Viking II?
> --
> 73
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