Central Electronics 200V restoration

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by W6BRY, Jun 3, 2021.

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  1. W6BRY

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    Hello again!

    I have been playing with the Heathkits & KWM-2s lately, not doing much repair work though. I got a call from a friend who is an 11M enthusiast and he bought this transmitter and receiver at a yard sale. I honestly didn't know what a 200V was but I knew I had to have it. I paid him a fair price and here they are in the back of my truck.

  2. W9WQA

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    refreshed r 390, plus ?
  3. W6BRY

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    So now that I have familiarized myself with the 200V, I need to get this old girl on the air.

    I ordered some caps and other parts from digikey and got a schematic and other info from the CE-multiphase website. Also emailed a few people that have posted their restoration stories online.

    So here's a before photo of the interior. The good news is it is all there.


    Here's an obligatory shot of the repainted 390A (has the wrong tag on it, says Collins 390)


    After a ton of cleaning here is the interior shot again, although the VFO is removed
  4. W6BRY

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    So here is my first real problem to solve. I removed the VFO to clean and lube the bearings (common problem) and I found these 2 washers hanging on the drive screw. I can't make sense of which end they are supposed to be attached to, and how they would attach. I had to remove a cover to get to this point and there are no extra parts in the bottom.

    I wonder if anyone has any pics of the vfo shaft here or has any idea where these are supposed to be?


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