|[AMRadio] sort of BA'ish|
macklinbob at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 08:35:16 EST 2013
I replaced the screw in several of my Heathkit VTVMs last year.
I did it by inserting the screw from the inside and putting the nut on the
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronnie Hull" <w5sum at comcast.net>
To: <AMRadio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:59 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] sort of BA'ish
>I acquired at a local hamfest last weekend a BEAUTIFUL heathkit IM-11 VTVM.
>It works well on ac and dc scales but would not calibrate on Ohms.
>Looking at the back I noticed discoloring around the screw that holds the C
>Cell battery spring so I knew what I would find when I cracked it open, and
>oh yes.. a melted D Cell battery.
> The spring that goes around the battery is rotted to pieces. Anyone have
> any idea how this could be replaced or should I just solder wires to a
> battery and stuff it in there? I tagged a battery in with clip leads the
> vtvm then works.
> Hope yall had a great Christmas!
> 73's and God bless
> Ronnie W5 Sum Ugly Modulator!
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