[AMRadio] New plate tuning cap...

Geoff/W5OMR ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 17:22:58 EDT 2007

WE0H wrote:
> http://www.we0h.us/tmp/Big-Cap/
> Look at this monster that showed up today. Way larger than I guessed 
> from the seller's pictures. 201pf max, 65pf min. 4 mega huge brush 
> contacts. Turns oh so smooth. My little finger fits between the plates 
> with the cap fully meshed.
> What the heck did it come out of? Anyone have a guess on the voltage 
> or current rating? No manufacturer stamped on it...

Current rating?  Air cap?  I think it's purely an AC voltage thing ;-)

Perhaps it came from a Broadcast rig.  I've got a couple of caps around, 
that are -nearly- that big.  I sold one a little bigger than that to 
Sammy/W5DPP a couple of years ago.

You do know, Mike, that this cap you're looking at is a split-stator, 

I wonder what the max/min value the smaller section is?

I might have something to go along with that big cap ...


Driving your AM Rig without a scope, 
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)

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