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.

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  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.

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

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