[AMRadio] Replacing dial cord on an S-38e Hallicrafters RX

rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Thu Jan 1 23:01:00 EST 2015


Basically I agree with Jim.  My suggestion is to roughen it up, BUT 
don't use anything overly coarse.

I'd use nothing more coarse than something 100 to 150, and just lightly 
by hand.

It is a matter of finesse. To much is just as bad as would be to polish it.

Balance is what you are looking for.

Then as has been repeatedly posted on many lists, use musician's rosin 
on the dial cord.

The combination will get it working.

Regards, Bob - N0DGN

On 1/1/2015 10:01 PM, JAMES HANLON wrote:
> Mike,
> If the dial cord is slipping on the tuning knob shaft and that shaft appears to have been polished smooth, I,d suggest roughening the shaft surface.  Use a Dremil tool grinder if you have one or some sand paper.
> Jim, W8KGI
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Dec 30, 2014, at 9:20 AM, Mike Sprenger <mikesprenger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm looking for insight in redoing the dial cord on an S-38E, it's very
>> close to breaking, and it won't tune from end to end right now, it's
>> spinning on the tuning knob shaft and is badly frayed as a result.
>> Any insight on how to do this relatively easily ?
>> Thanks,
>> Mike

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