Heathkit HW-101 Resistences on the final valve sockets

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by CS7AWB, Oct 30, 2021.

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  1. CS7AWB

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    Hello all,

    I'm recovering an hw-101 it is now working ok'ish but, when i go to measure the resistences on the finals, they are not like in the manual, the results I have are

    1 2.8R
    2 0.8 R
    3 239k
    4 2.7R
    5 20k
    6 2.7 R


    1 2.7R
    2 0.8 R
    3 239K
    4 2.6 R
    5 20K
    6 2.7 R

    I've been checking the wiring and it seems fine,

    my finals are 6146B valves.

    what may be causeing the mismatch ?


  2. WA0CBW

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    What mis match are you talking about?
  3. CS7AWB

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    The resistances that appear on the manual. are different from the one I have.
  4. CS7AWB

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    Can it be the multimeter ?

    voltages are coincident with the manual
  5. K7TRF

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    I would lift one end of R953(should be 220K) and R920(should be 10k) as the resistance on pin 3 is almost 20% higher than I'd expect looking at the schematic and that sets the screen voltage. Your cathode resistor R917 may also be a bit high but that is very likely a meter accuracy issue unless you're using a good 4 wire ohm meter known to be good down to a 10th of an ohm or less.

    The most common problem I've seen throughout all of the HW-101 or similar SB-101, SB-102 circuitry is old carbon comp resistors that have drifted high in value. The tube resistance checks are a good starting point but often it requires unsoldering one end of a suspect resistor, lifting it so it's out of the circuit and then measuring its value.
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