viking ranger nasty buzz in crystal position.

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by KC0VVB, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. KC0VVB

    KC0VVB QRZ Member

    Well actually the buzz is in the monitoring receiver when the 3825 crystal is selected in phone or cw. In vfo mode it is fine. I do get a buzzing response from the key in cw. I get only a buzzing carrier in am but no modulation.

    Erik KC0VVB
  2. K9STH

    K9STH Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    First of all, try the crystal in the other position. Then, try another crystal.

    Next, clean the VFO / crystal switch followed by replacing the 6CL6 (V-3) crystal oscillator / buffer tube.

    After that, you are going to have to do some actual troubleshooting.

    Glen, K9STH

  3. KC0VVB

    KC0VVB QRZ Member

    Fine business Glen;
    I did add a jumper between 11 and 12 to the forward wafer of the tune stand by switch to fire up the second 6cl6 in the tune position according to the manual.
    I just wasnt hearing my self in the reciever. Maybe that up set things some how it
    was working before. I might need to add a cap to ground.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019

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