[AMRadio] sort of BA'ish

K5MYJ 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 

Bob Macklin
Seattle, Wa.
"Real Radios Glow In The Dark"
----- 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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