[AMRadio] RME 69


Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Mon Aug 4 21:38:26 EDT 2008


Wonder if that can cap is oil filled?  If so, it will not need 
replacement unless it leaked.  Some older radios had oil filled caps 
in the round style can that looks like paper caps of the 40s, 50s, 
etc..  Is this one of the older style?

Jim/W5JO




----- Original Message ----- 
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RME 69


>
> I once was told that RME did not write an instruction manual for 
> the RME69
> and that the front panel was not labeled. At that time, the owner 
> was expected
> to know how to operate a radio. I dont have a manual but my RME69 
> front panel
> has no labels.
>
> The capacitors in the "can" were not designed to be replaced. The 
> can and its
> contents were replaced as a unit. Some have been able to "can 
> opener" the can
> and replace the capacitor with a modern capacitor. One should take 
> care with
> the chemicals inside the can. Others on the list may have a better 
> description.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Charlie,  K0NG
>



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