[AMRadio] collins "S METER"

Bernie Doran qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
Wed Nov 18 15:54:29 EST 2009

Bob, I think you got it, it did feel like it was binding on the magnet, I 
saw clearance and did not even think about junk in there.  will also check 
for static. Thanks guys. Bernie  Hey, in 55 years there could be a dead rat 
in there!!!!  one more comment, this is a great rx, I nearly completly 
recapped it and it is a great performer.
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From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] collins "S METER"

> Bernie,
> Try to get inside the meter, and look at the gap between the fixed
> magnets and the rotating armature.
> Many times the real issue is metal particles that have been attracted
> there.  It is a royal PIA, but with adequate care, and strips of paper
> or such, you can get the particles out of there.
> Bob - N0DGN
> Bernie Doran wrote:
>> I have a sticky 75a2 meter. I took it apart and there is no rubbing of 
>> the
>> needle on anything, I losened the bearings slightly, that seemed to free 
>> it,
>> however it is again sluggish. If rapped it will then move. any ideas? 
>> does
>> anyone know who made the meters and a model number, I may be able to find
>> another one and simply change the dial plate.  would like to keep the
>> illumination of course.    Bernie W8RPW
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