{Collins} Re: HELP !!!!



"collector quality" means it is supposed to sit on a shelf and look good. 
:-)

Carl,

Do you have a manual?  If you did not switch into transmit mode by going to
the "tune" or "lock key" position, then you were still in receive mode.  In 
receive,
the meter functions as an s-meter regardless of the setting of the front 
panel
switch.  Your manual's service section will tell you how to adjust the 
s-meter
controls.  It is normal in Collins equipment for the s-meter to peg to the 
far right
when a receiver is first turned on.  As it warms up, the meter should drop 
back
to the left of the scale depending on the setting of the rf gain control.

good luck with it, 73,
Phil
W5BVB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carl Domanico" <carl.domanico@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Collins Listserver" <COLLINS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 1:42 PM
Subject: {Collins} HELP !!!!


> Help !A few weeks ago I purchased a Collins KWM2A Round from a fellow by 
> the name of Radiomart, his name was Martyn on e-bay. He claimed it was 
> collector quality ! I paid about
> $ 1650.00 for the Transceiver. He had no power supply, so I found another 
> fellow in Florida who had a 516F-2 with cabinet and said he re-capped the 
> unit about 6 months ago. Well I plugged the power supply into the KWM2A 
> and turned the switch on the upper left had corner to on ! I put the meter 
> in the plate current position so as I would be able to adjust the Bias 
> Current to 40 ma after the radio warmed up. The meter was pegged to the 
> far right above the 400 ma point. I waited 4-5 minutes expecting the meter 
> to drop to the far left hand side, However for some reason or another the 
> meter would only stay pegged to the far right !! So I turned off the power 
> supply, to prevent any damage to the radio or supply ! I need the help of 
> some of you Collins Pros out there to give me some sort of step by step 
> direction, as to what components to look at that would cause a problem 
> like this to occur !!
>
> Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, as this is my first Collins 
> KWM2A !
>
> Thanks a Lot
>
> Carl
>
> N2MFW
>
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