Ranger 1 40 meter chirp fixed!
Thanks to W8JI, W6OU, WX7G, W9GB, K9STH, and NB3O for your posts. I was able to fix the Ranger chirp based on your feedback.
See details here: http://www.lylebell.com/radio/rangerchirp.mht
You will still reduce TVI (if it bothers you) if you ground the tuning capacitor frame. Interesting yours has an insulated shaft coupler. My Ranger and Valiant's do not! I wonder if that was a running mod.
Thanks for sharing your find. Great illustrations!