Wednesday, April 7, 2010
April 7, 2010 Radio Work on The B-17 Project
While we let the radio run we turned our attention to another receiver that Kevin-KW4B donated to the project. It's a very nice R-26 Command Receiver that operates in the 3 to 6 Mcps range. Carroll tested all of the tubes with his tube tester and they all checked out fine! Good stuff. We need to get a dynamotor for this one and we should be good to go.
Next week we'll install a new tube in the BC-348 to replace the bad one we found last week, then we'll perform an alignment on the reciever using some more of Carroll's test equipment. Once we're done with that then the next step will be to hook up an antenna and see if we can receive anything. That will be fun.
To see more pictures and short videos of our work visit our club Facebook page called:
Coastal Amateur Radio Society