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Author Topic: SB200 RCA Panel Mount Female  (Read 2829 times)
KM5XK
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« on: March 27, 2011, 03:59:49 PM »

Anyone have a source for the RCA connectors on the rear of a SB200?  I need all of them.

Thanks
Don, KM5XK
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KI4VEO
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 04:34:08 PM »

Radio Shack should be convenient:  http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103224
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KM5XK
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 07:58:47 PM »

Thanks for the info.  I have that type now and am looking for the original ones with two "ears"and are mounted with two screws each.  I think they are old style and probably are difficult to locate. 

The ones Radio Shack has are difficult to mount in the original mounting holes. I suppose I could drill new holes in the panel but was trying to keep it "stock". Smiley

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AD7VB
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 09:07:06 PM »

Maybe this is what you are looking for? http://www.onlinecomponents.com/switchcraft_3501f.html?p=12318988

Try a search on google for switchcraft 3501f. it appears that switchcraft no longer makes them so get it while you can.

Todd
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KM5XK
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 09:19:51 PM »

That's close.   I think it is important that the insulator material is ceramic since it carries RF. 

I will look at Switchcraft tomorrow and see if I can find a exact replacement for mine.

Thanks for the effort and for sending the link.  I appreciate it.

Don, KM5XK
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KI4VEO
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 10:06:08 PM »

Surplus Sales:  http://www.surplussales.com/Connectors/RCA-1.html

This ceramic two ear lug type was used by Collins, too.
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AH6RR
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 12:48:26 AM »

I used the Radio Shack ones on my SB220 I just used stainless washers for them to fit the holes in the amp. Since they are not used for RF they are just fine.

Roland AH6RR
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KM5XK
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 07:19:00 AM »

AH6RR,

I am not very familiar with Heath amps but my SB200 has 3 RCA jacks on the lower rear panel.  "RF In" from the xcvr, "ANT RLY" and "ALC".  They are all the ceramic type and the insulators are cracked.  I was thinking of replacing all of them since I will have the amp apart.  I tried the two washer set up with a newer type connector and it was o.k. but not as rigid as I would like it to be.

Thanks

KM5XK
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KM5XK
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 07:23:25 AM »

Ki4VEO

Bingo!!

The Collins jack is exactly the one that is installed in my panel.  I will order 3 this morning.  I had searched DigiKey, Mouser and Radio Shack with no joy.  I even have the DigiKey door-stop of a catalog and it must have every connector made today but not the one I was looking for.  I suppose the maker is long gone as are the manufacturers that used this type of jack.

Thanks for sending along the link--it sure made it easy to order the parts.

Don, KM5XK
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AH6RR
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »

AH6RR,

I am not very familiar with Heath amps but my SB200 has 3 RCA jacks on the lower rear panel.  "RF In" from the xcvr, "ANT RLY" and "ALC".  They are all the ceramic type and the insulators are cracked.  I was thinking of replacing all of them since I will have the amp apart.  I tried the two washer set up with a newer type connector and it was o.k. but not as rigid as I would like it to be.

Thanks

KM5XK

I have worked on only 2 SB200's and I guess they were modified because they had BNC connectors for the RF in. The Collins RCA connectors should be fine as long as the male RCA plug has a long enough pin.
Roland AH6RR
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KI4VEO
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 11:39:21 AM »

Ki4VEO

Bingo!!

The Collins jack is exactly the one that is installed in my panel.  I will order 3 this morning.  I had searched DigiKey, Mouser and Radio Shack with no joy.  I even have the DigiKey door-stop of a catalog and it must have every connector made today but not the one I was looking for.  I suppose the maker is long gone as are the manufacturers that used this type of jack.

Thanks for sending along the link--it sure made it easy to order the parts.

Don, KM5XK


After you described the RCA connector I knew just where to find 'em.  Surplus Sales isn't cheap but they have a good selection of OEM boatanchor parts.  Bookmark the web site for future reference.

Sometimes you can find stuff like this at Fair Radio Sales: http://www.fairradio.com/
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KM5XK
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 07:54:21 PM »

AH6RR

I think the connectors you saw were probably upgraded.  I thought about installing a SO239 but the space is quite limited there and the relay is real close so depth is also a problem.  I decided to stick with the original design. (Even paying premium prices for the RCA connectors I saved about $2,990 since I was considering a new Tokyo Hy Power amp. HI HI) This way I can defer that for awhile.

73 All,

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NK6Q
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2011, 07:37:59 AM »

I also acquired an old SB-200 recently, and the rear RCA jacks looked pretty crumbly, so I was thinking about replacing them.  Coincidentally this thread came right on time.

I've already ordered three replacement jacks.  Thanks to KI4VEO for clueing us onto Surplus Sales.

Bill in Pasadena
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KM5XK
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2011, 11:56:55 AM »

I second that.  KI4VEO should be getting a kick-back from Surplus Sales if this trend keeps up.  Wink

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KI4VEO
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2011, 04:22:29 PM »

Just trying to help out the restoration buffs when I can.

I keep a bookmark list of old parts locations and consult them as necessary.

Have fun fellows...and keep the old rigs on the air.

Howard

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