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


Mike Sprenger mikesprenger at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 23:24:20 EST 2015


Super,

Thanks Jim / Bob, et. al....I'm sure the knob shaft is now smooth.

I think I will replace the string, as there's more strands frayed away now
than wrapped around the tuning knob....

Suggestions for the type of string to use ?

Thanks,
Mike

On Thursday, January 1, 2015, rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net> wrote:

> Mike,
>
> 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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Mike Sprenger
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