[AMRadio] alignment tools


FRANK HUGHES hughes frsahu0003 at embarqmail.com
Tue Mar 31 08:37:31 EDT 2015


Hi,
I have bought many from ebay, search for "radio alignment tools"
73
Frank
KJ4OLL

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Today's Topics:

   1. RE  Protocol to remove a stuck slug. (K3PID)
   2. sources for alignment tools (Robert Sauvan)
   3. Re: sources for alignment tools (Jim Wilhite)
   4. Re: sources for alignment tools (james.liles at comcast.net)
   5. Re: sources for alignment tools (manualman at juno.com)
   6. Re: sources for alignment tools (rbethman)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:40:23 -0500
From: "K3PID" <Ron.K3PID at sbcglobal.net>
To: "AMRadio at mailman.qth.net" <AMradio at mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [AMRadio] RE  Protocol to remove a stuck slug.
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Reference Jim Liles post...

Thanks Jim! I am working on a Hammarlund HQ-180 and discovered that T-10 in
the 60 KHz chain was frozen solid. Couldn't budge the slug. In case you
aren't familiar with T-10 the under chassis end is buried deep beneath a
multi deck rotary switch and it would be a horrendous job to remove the
transformer and even to just remove the can. It had to be repaired from the
top! So taking a tip from you, I carefully drilled out the top of the can to
just over 1/4" dia. then broke up and removed the frozen core. I used a
small parts magnet to extract the pieces. The to be sure that the new slug
didn't get stuck in some damaged threads, I ran a 1/4 - 28 tap into the core
to clean up the threads. The new slug went in smooth and easy. Viola! just
like new.

Ron K3PID



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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:43:09 -0600
From: Robert Sauvan <rsauvan at beyondbb.com>
To: Hammarlund Mail List <hammarlund at mailman.qth.net>, 	Hallicrafters
	<hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net>,	AM Radio <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
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Hi all,
I am in need of some new alignment tools. In particular, the hex head 
piece to tune coil slugs. I have been searching, but only find cheap 
looking plastic ones like I have presently. I would like to find 
something that is a bit harder and stronger than the ones I am finding. 
The ones I have, worked fine for a bit. But, when you run across a tough 
slug to turn, they sorta just slip and get rounded off due to the softer 
plastic. What is everyone using and where are you getting them?

Thanks-Bob-W0YBS


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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:40:43 -0500
From: "Jim Wilhite" <w5jo at brightok.net>
To: "AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
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Hi Bob,

Philmore still has them.  Philmore is part of Datek and you can go to 
Philmore-datak.com to locate a dealer.  If you want to spend some time 
looking through their catalog then search for "Alignment Tools", just as you 
asked.

I haven't looked in a while but the last time it was a bit of work to find 
them and get the number.  I suggest you find a dealer near you and work with 
them, they have quicker search capabilities than going through the Philmore 
catalog on line.

Philmore still has an assortment that will have what you need.  That is the 
only place that I know about that has those kind of tools.  They may be the 
same as you have, but if you don't find anyplace else, well you know that 
answer.

73

Jim
W5JO


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

Hi all,
I am in need of some new alignment tools. In particular, the hex head
piece to tune coil slugs. I have been searching, but only find cheap
looking plastic ones like I have presently. I would like to find
something that is a bit harder and stronger than the ones I am finding.
The ones I have, worked fine for a bit. But, when you run across a tough
slug to turn, they sorta just slip and get rounded off due to the softer
plastic. What is everyone using and where are you getting them?

Thanks-Bob-W0YBS



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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:36:07 -0500
From: <james.liles at comcast.net>
To: "Robert Sauvan" <rsauvan at beyondbb.com>,	"Hammarlund Mail List"
	<hammarlund at mailman.qth.net>,	"Hallicrafters"
	<hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net>,	"AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
Message-ID: <FED8989A6D9E443B8C518BD87A30B0A7 at LILESJLAPTOP>
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Hi Bob,

I use a 2.5mm allan wrench to start them then the plastic.  Helps to keep 
from splitting the slug.

Kindest regards Jim K9AXN

-----Original Message----- 
From: Robert Sauvan
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 6:43 PM
To: Hammarlund Mail List ; Hallicrafters ; AM Radio
Subject: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools

Hi all,
I am in need of some new alignment tools. In particular, the hex head
piece to tune coil slugs. I have been searching, but only find cheap
looking plastic ones like I have presently. I would like to find
something that is a bit harder and stronger than the ones I am finding.
The ones I have, worked fine for a bit. But, when you run across a tough
slug to turn, they sorta just slip and get rounded off due to the softer
plastic. What is everyone using and where are you getting them?

Thanks-Bob-W0YBS
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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:47:32 -0400
From: <manualman at juno.com>
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Cc: amradio at mailman.qth.net, hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
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It's much easier to split a soft powered slug that's very hard to turn or
jammed in a core with an allen wrench. Get a good quality set of
alignment tools that's designed for the job.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:36:07 -0500 <james.liles at comcast.net> writes:
> Hi Bob,
> 
> I use a 2.5mm allan wrench to start them then the plastic.  Helps to 
> keep 
> from splitting the slug.
> 
> Kindest regards Jim K9AXN
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Robert Sauvan
> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2015 6:43 PM
> To: Hammarlund Mail List ; Hallicrafters ; AM Radio
> Subject: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
> 
> Hi all,
> I am in need of some new alignment tools. In particular, the hex 
> head
> piece to tune coil slugs. I have been searching, but only find 
> cheap
> looking plastic ones like I have presently. I would like to find
> something that is a bit harder and stronger than the ones I am 
> finding.
> The ones I have, worked fine for a bit. But, when you run across a 
> tough
> slug to turn, they sorta just slip and get rounded off due to the 
> softer
> plastic. What is everyone using and where are you getting them?
> 
> Thanks-Bob-W0YBS



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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:18:19 -0400
From: rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
Message-ID: <551A908B.5030104 at comcast.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed

The GC Electronics kit # 5040 is the one to get.

It isn't very expensive.  It also does NOT have the "conductive" 
alignment tools.

You have to watch carefully that the contents of the alignment kits do 
NOT have the conductive tools.

There is "one" soldering aid in this kit that "very obviously" *IS* 
conductive.  It is made of stainless steel ends with plastic in the middle.

This is much better than the old Radio Shack cheap plastic alignment 
tools that were all different colors.

Regards, Bob - N0DGN


On 3/30/2015 7:43 PM, Robert Sauvan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am in need of some new alignment tools. In particular, the hex head 
> piece to tune coil slugs. I have been searching, but only find cheap 
> looking plastic ones like I have presently. I would like to find 
> something that is a bit harder and stronger than the ones I am 
> finding. The ones I have, worked fine for a bit. But, when you run 
> across a tough slug to turn, they sorta just slip and get rounded off 
> due to the softer plastic. What is everyone using and where are you 
> getting them?
>
> Thanks-Bob-W0YBS



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