[AMRadio] RME 69

beethoven1 at sbcglobal.net beethoven1 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 4 22:03:55 EDT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RME 69

> 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
> Jim I don't know it the cap is oilfilled...I can't to it unless you reove 
> the bandswitch and the the RF coils..Very big job..

> ----- 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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