Re: {Collins} Meter repair



Weighing in here. If the movement is sticking 3/4 of the way up-scale, then the bit of "trash" is most likely in the movenment rotating gap. There are two possibilities. If it is non-magnetic, then a slight low pressure blow out with dry clean air or a evaporating cleaner will get it out. However, that is a magnetic gap in there and my experience is that the bit of trash is more than likely magnetic and it will not easily blow out unless you get so aggressive that you can damage the meter. If it is magnetic, unless you have the knowledge and tools/skill to overhaul the meter, it is best to send it off. I would not try and get sticky tape anywhere near that gap.

Bill Carns, N7OTQ
K0CXX, Trustee MRCCC
Editor Signal Magazine
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Wimberley, Texas
512 847 7010
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----- Original Message ----- From: "David C. Hallam" <dhallam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Bob Hardie- W5UQ" <W5UQ@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <COLLINS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: {Collins} Meter repair


Or you can use the old Scotch tape trick. Take a piece of Scotch tape and fold it over so that you have a two sided piece of sticky tape and carefully sweep the inside of the meter to catch any particles that might be in there.

David
KC2JD/4

Bob Hardie- W5UQ wrote:
the meter has a spec of dirt or metal in it...

Odds are, using tuner wash.."carefully"... _very carefully._... one can wash out the debris and the meter will work fine.
Have had several just like it.
B

David C. Hallam wrote:
I have used:

Eldad Benary
The Sound Company
129 George sickle Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
eldad@xxxxxxxxxx
845 246-2466

Not cheap but I have no complaints about his work.

David
KC2JD/4

TVComlGuy@xxxxxxx wrote:
Good afternoon to the group,
I have a 51S-1 that the meter sticks about 3/4 of the way up. I took it to a local watchmaker and he couldn't fix it but said that everything looked OK and nothing was broken. Is there anyone out there who does meter repair?
 73//Ron, KB0WAR

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