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Author Topic: Problem with my HQ 100A  (Read 2567 times)
AG6RZ
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« on: March 11, 2013, 01:21:14 PM »

So, I decided I could use an HF receiver, and my father wasn't using his father's old Hammarlund HQ 100A. He said it didn't work the last time he tried it a couple years ago, but I figured I would give it a try and see if I could get it going. When I went over to his house to get it, it was making a funny sound when I picked it up. I took off the cover, and this is what we found:
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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 01:57:51 PM »

Mice! I found the shop vac hose hanging out in the garage stuffed with dog food.
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N4NYY
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 02:10:08 PM »

Can you get new replacement dogfood to replace the old stuff in there?
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AC5UP
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 03:20:09 PM »


......this is why I'd never let anyone from New Jersey work on my radio.

      Unless it's a phive tube Filco.
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AG6RZ
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 03:37:09 PM »

You'd think 3 dogs & 2 cats would be able to keep the mice down, but he lives up in Nevada, right next to a couple thousand acres of mostly wilderness. Last house on the "street".

Just have to finish cleaning the crud off, and I'll see if it actually works or not.
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N4NYY
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 04:39:37 PM »

I use Krud Kutter to clean the chassis and case. On the chassis, I usually seal of any transformer or choke with plastic wrap or so, remove tubes, and then spray Krud Kutter on the entire thing, let sit for about 2 minutes, then hose down with clean water. Do not use a jet blast of water.

I let dry over a heat vent in winter, or in the summer, I put it in a hot shed or garage.

I have done this numerous times with no sparks. Make chassis looks new. Works great on tuning caps.
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