Restoration of the R-390A

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by SV2SBE, Nov 28, 2019.

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  1. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello,
    im posting here and address of Facebook with the restoration of my R-390A, will upload more photos soon. As by now, have cleaned the chassis, dismantled all the RF module , cleaned, recaped and adjusted, and im waiting more capacitors to use on the other two modules.
    Its my private posting group on facebook, no adds or nothing clever that type. And if i violate some rules on the QRZ please inform me, i will upload here photos too of course, but i need to find some time.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2485020411593736/

    Thanks
    George
     
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  2. W2VW

    W2VW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rebuilding an R390A RF section is plenty to drive someone to use Facebook.
     
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  3. K2XT

    K2XT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Those of us who are not Facebook users do not see the photos. We get a Facebook signup page.
     
  4. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

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    New toÏ… just arrived, Motorola Unit, starting dissasembly and cleaning
     
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  5. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    The difficult part is the Rf unit of course, a lot of grease, dirt, mud,
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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
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  6. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    after three days of scrubbing, cleaning, 2 liters of solvent, one can of WD40 that's the results
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    and now its time to dismantle little more the RF unit, clean the chassis more, and recapping with orange drops.

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  7. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Finally the mechanical adjust of all the units ( thats was nerve breaking, and the unit is ready to bolt on the chassis.
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  8. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Main chassis was cleaned and sunbathing in Greek sun, and today i received all the caps from Digi Key and starting to recaping the other units.
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  9. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Antenna relay cleaning day, most of the structure is silver coated. So no aggressive cleaning here. Just love!
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  10. SV2SBE

    SV2SBE Ham Member QRZ Page

    bad-bad-bad repair. The two cables from the vfo, was TWISTED together only. Replaced with teflon and new silver coated mini-bnc 79513623_10217709736126699_5781481521827282944_n.jpg
     
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