[AMRadio] Microwave


Barrie Smith barrie at centric.net
Tue Oct 9 15:36:35 EDT 2007


Those high-voltage caps can often be used in resonant-choke power supplies.

73, Barrie, W7ALW

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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Microwave


> Others have told me keep the diode. The filter cap is a worthless low
> value. The transformer can be used with some mods that are supposed to
> be real easy. Nothing wahoo huge but HV for smaller purposes. Nice
> blowers in there. Move lots of air. Round glass plates have worked for
> sanding crystals by others. Relays galore. You'll see when you get into
> it. Nothing real crazy but usable stuff for your collection.
>
> Mike
> WE0H
>
> Rick Brashear wrote:
> > This is a tad off topic, but still has roots in radio.  My microwave bit
the
> > dust and before I haul it out front for the scavengers is there any part
of
> > it that might be usable in our radio field?  How about the diodes?  I am
> > assuming it has some kind of transformer, but it couldn't be much since
the
> > thing is not heavy at all.  It's a big Panasonic oven, but the insides
don't
> > look promising.  Any suggestions?
> >
> > Rick/K5IAR
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