[AMRadio] Modulation transformer

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 06:47:28 EDT 2015

I think you can probably glue the bakelite back together with the 2
ton clear epoxy.   that epoxy seems to have great insulation
properties.  I have used it to glue porcelain.

Unless I am mistaken that transformer has a tertiary winding but I
don't know the turns or impedance ratio.  the rig it was intended for
must have had a screen grid.  I am told those transformers were pretty
easy to find at hamfests in the past.  Like a lot of good things such
as real FT243 crystals they are hard to find now.

I bet using that 60 Hy reactor improves the frequency response of that
transformer and its power handling.  I think it was gapped for B+
through the secondary.



On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 12:35 AM, Geoff <ars.w5omr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/04/2015 07:41 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
>> Is this the Liberty Ship modulated CW iron that's being discussed?
> I'm pretty sure it is, Rob.  Electrical dimensions aside, it's the
> physical side of it that needs repair.
> I know that transformer well.  Otis/K5SWK used to run one with his 833's.
> I use a 60HY @600mA choke as a reactor to keep the DC off of the secondary.

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