[AMRadio] Valiant fixed loading caps info

L L bahr pulsarxp at embarqmail.com
Fri Feb 20 17:57:12 EST 2015

Make sure whatever you use can handle the CURRENT!!!  Voltage is important, but so is CURRENT.  I had some silver micas blow up in my Valiant a few years ago.  Replacement single 1000 volt ones blew up when I put them in there.  To handle the current I had to make up two banks of two in parallel and then hook these two banks in series. This method held in there and could handle the current.
Lee, w0vt  

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 4:22:42 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Valiant fixed loading caps info

Maybe this link will work, it is for Just Radios and he has the 350 pf 500 V 
silver micas.

He has the others but they are only 1KV.  Maybe someone here will turn up 
with something, barring that people have been using doorknob caps rater for 
RF.  I don't know where they are getting those but they are around and 
someone will know.




-----Original Message----- 

This old Valiant, which has probably been through many hands  before me, has 
been modified dealing with the AUX  fixed loading caps and nothing is 
original.  Infact, all the AUX caps have been replaced by military type high 
voltage mica's of various sizes and values.  I would like to return it to 
somewhat original, but know that "stacked 3 section cap" is surely not 
available anymore, so would go with single cap wiring.  These caps are the 
1200v SM caps in 300, 600, 900 and 1200pf values.  Also the 4-350/500v SM 
caps (series/parallel) are missing.  Where can I find a source for these 
caps?  Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

John W6ZKH

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