Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Radio Capacitor Update

Well, I got nine capacitors replaced in the S-53A last night and today.  Would keep going but I ran out of solder wick.  Gonna have to wait till I can get some more.  Tomorrow is Christmas so might have to wait until Monday unless Radio Shack is open tomorrow.  Capacitor replacement is going well.  Some of the leads are barely stretching to the connections where the old ones were but so far so good.

Close up of some of the new caps.  The orange ones.

Started up top and working down.  See the new orange ones in the upper left quadrant.

Here are the old paper tubular capacitors

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Capacitors for Hallicrafters S-53A Have Arrived

Replacement capacitors for my 60 year old reciever arrived today. I'll use these to replace the old paper and electrolytic capacitors just to be safe when I finally power it up. Will keep the original ceramic and mica capacitors in place.  Hope to start replacing caps over the holidays.


Order arrived via Post Canada

Seven different valued capacitors to be replaced