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Author Topic: R390a/URR question  (Read 2066 times)
CHARLESPG
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« on: January 03, 2008, 01:59:17 PM »

has anyone used those repair dvds by HI RES

I wrote to "Chuck Rippel" <R390A@R390A.com>
 got the answer that while he would like to do it
he no longer had the time

would like to find sombody who can fix these
but am also willing to try it myself
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W3LK
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 03:42:45 PM »

Charles:

The DVDs are excellent, but just know that working on an R390 is NOT for the faint of heart OR the beginner. It is one of the most mechanically and electrically complex radios ever manufactured  and you can VERY quickly get it over your head and it cost you lots of money to undo the damage.

The Collins reflector should be your first choice for help with this radio. You will have to subscribe to post, but the archives are excellent and many of the folks still living who designed and built Collins equipment can be found on the reflector.

collins@listserve.com

Also, look at http://www.collinsradio.org/.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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WD8KDG
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 06:32:35 AM »

If you are an owner/caretaker of a R390/A consider downloading the Y2K manual. It is currently in revision 2. Revision 3 is in the works! A quick search on Google will find the Y2K manual. Another needed reference is the R390/A email reflector  
http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/r-390/

Also add to your list of references:
http://www.r-390a.net/

Don't forget Scott Seickel's gear train rebuild tutorial http://www.r-390a.net/faq-refs.htm

Questions posted on the email reflector are answered with expert advise. Join us!

73's
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K6RQR
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 08:16:00 PM »

Hello -
 There is another excellent possibility for repair of your R-390A. Look on Google for Rick Mish of Miltronix. He is considered one of the best authorities on repair and restoration of the 390s. Good luck.

73,
Bruce  K6RQR
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KL7AJ
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 02:08:01 PM »

No guts, no glory. Smiley


But.....


Indeed, the r390 is a monstrosity to work on.  If you DON'T touch the slug racks however, you usually can't get yourself in too much trouble.  I've never had an R-390 that NEEDED any slug rack alignment anyway....they were built like a brick outhouse.

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