|[AMRadio] Protocol to remove a stuck slug.|
hallicrafterssr2000 at k9axn.com
Tue Feb 3 19:15:58 EST 2015
The coil is loose in the mount because someone tried to drill it out or
aggressively twisted it. These old slugs have become fragile over the years
and often crack when you try to align the radio. There is no way to get
that thing out without destroying it.
Here is a simple foolproof way to do it without doing any damage.
Take a coping saw blade that will fit through the existing hole and break
the end off. Drill a hole in a dowel rod and epoxy the coping saw blade
into it with the rake of the teeth facing out so it will cut while pulling
it outward. Gently, with patience, cut a slice in the slug then do another
without going completely through. Get your favorite vacuum nozzle and
gently probe the slug to see if it will collapse. If not, do a little more.
This method is absolute --- it works every time without fail and I have very
shaky hands. It has worked for me hundreds of times.
We have also replaced the coils that have been torn loose from drilling or
aggressively twisting. I’m not a brain surgeon and don’t wish to be but in
the Hal line of radios, you need someone from the Mayo clinic to direct the
Good luck --- Kindest regards Jim K9AXN
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