Re: {Collins} 75S-3 PROBLEMS

I wouldn't lose track of the ratty RCA jack on 4 Ohm speaker port saga on here of late; you might even try gator clips around that port GL Ted WA8ULG (BMW guy!) ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Thomas" <ve3tou@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "MBenzguy" <mbenzguy@xxxxxxxxxxx>; <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: {Collins} 75S-3 PROBLEMS

Just for the fun of it, I'll put my guess forward. I suspect the ringing you hear is from the output transformer, and either it has an open secondary or (more likely) there's something wrong with the connection to the speaker. Transformers normally produce a bit of audio, but you don't hear it because the sound from the speaker dominates.


On 2014-12-29 9:36 PM, MBenzguy wrote:
Hello list

I put a good working 75S-3 in storage about one year ago. It worked 100% and had no issues. Put it inline with my 32S1 this morning and it lights up but no audio/ receive.
Speaker / headphone no audio ( not even a hiss)
Calibrator works as I can faintly hear it ringing in one of the tubes, but not speaker.
Meter is pulled backward below 0 on meter scale.
Preselector seems to work as it varies level of the calibrator on all bands
RF gain also will adjust level of calibrator like one would expect.
Works the same whether in STBY or OPR
Nothing smoked or popped when I turned it just doesn't want to receive. I don't have any spare tubes to substitute ( shame on me) so not sure where to start looking
Any thoughts?


Paul AD3G
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