Any successes?? Is the rig still not functioning properly after some more fiddling? Thanks for coming back to let us know, if you will.
Well I pulled out all boards. Used Deoxit on those connectors. Pulled that small relay in the clear plastic out and shot it with a little Deoxit. Things seemed to be much better after that. The rig acts right now when you tune it and or talk. I suspect the relay was more of a problem then the cards were.
The radio still has some issues.........
The speech proc. just plain dont work. Turn it on and no one will hear you. Mic gain has to be completely up to talk. It will tune up to max power in 40-80-160 but barely puts out any power on 20-10. I have worked it fairly hard in AM mode a few times. It will talk all night on sideband.
I hear there are 2 small caps that can go bad which knocks the power out on the HF bands on these radios. I need to open it up and follow the schematic to see where they are at. I am a little uneasy getting into the final tube cage.
Still thinking about ordering the cap kits on ebay for it but I still dont know if the rig would benefit from it or not.