06-05-2010, 04:17 AM
I need a hand. I have a Hammarlund HQ 110C that is in need of a real good complete alignment.
If you do this type work or can suggest someone that does please email me at bill_k4flh at comcast.net
06-05-2010, 06:54 PM
I'd volunteer, but I no longer have the sig gens needed to do the job.
Alignment isn't hard, but to get the dial calibrations accurate, you have to fiddle and faddle back and forth until they get pretty close. It is more time consuming than anything else.
06-10-2010, 04:33 AM
If it does not need repair, or replacement(caps?)...Even if you feel very skiddish and worried about diggging inside, I would encourage you to tackle the job yourself. Read the ARRL handbook sections on hetrodyne receivers....Read the manual, take it slow and easy. The actual equiptment needed for alignment of an older radio is simple, and basic and these days quite cheap. You do NOT need a sophisticated set up, a cheap sig generator and some system to check frequency accuracy, such as a newer rig, or a freq meter, a simple volt meter and you are likely in business.
It is a job that will take some patience, reading, and a bit of experimenting.
You will need some 'diddle sticks'...I didn't realize until just recently how rare these can be these days....They used to give them away in some electronic stores as a present for making a purchase, like mints at a restaurant.....Today you may need to fabricate one or hunt a bit, or actually buy one on line!
Believe me, the final joy of aligning your radio is well worth it, and somehow it actually DOES add to the enjoyment of using it...:)