Re: {Collins} Crystal Pin Size/Sleeve

Older Land Mobile radios used HC6Us with FT-243 pins that I think were
soldered onto the smaller pins.  I vaguely recall that International, Sentry
and others included the bigger pins with some crystal orders.  

I assumed they were soldered on, but I tried to heat one up with the iron
and it wouldn't budge so they must have been crimped on.  

This caught my attention because I'm building adapters for various crystals
for our Collins 233D project.  It has space for 10  crystals that I think
were generally known as FT-249. Three big pins and a case that could hold
two crystals.  Same as used on the TCS, I think.  

Jim w0nkn
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Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:46 PM
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Subject: Re: {Collins} Crystal Pin Size/Sleeve

If you really want an adapter, they have been made.....   I have seen 
and used what looks like an 'abbreviated FT-243" device where the crystal
pins, FT243 size, project from a tan plastic/micalex that looks much like a
FT243 crystal package that has been hack sawed off to about
1/4 inch above the pins.

On the side opposite the FT243 pins, you will see the pin sockets suitable
for plugging in your HC/9 crystal.

No, I don't have any anymore....  you may find them attached to an HC/9
crystal in bags and boxes of surplus crystals... if so, grab them.  Not a
homebrew product.  Good luck.  Probably not much market for them these days.


On 5/30/2015 11:46 AM, bfetters--- via Collins wrote:
> Gary,
> Thanks.   That works for me.
> Buck
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> On Saturday, May 30, 2015 Garey Barrell <k4oah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Buck - We always just used pins scavenged from dead octal tubes! You 
> can purchase 0.125" o.d. brass tubing from a hobby/model shop... Hobby 
> Lobby, etc. 73, Garey - K4OAH Rome, GA Drake 2-B, 2-C/2-NT, 4-A, 4-B, 
> C-Line and TR-4/C Service Supplement CDs <> bfetters--- 
> via Collins wrote: > Is there a "sleeve" or larger pin that fits over 
> the S-line (HC6/U) Collins crystal pins that enlarges them to a .125 
> size that permits usage in other sockets similar to the old FT-243 
> crystals? If so, does anyone have some for sale? > > > Thanks. > > > 
> Buck > W0LC > >
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