Re: {Collins} KWM-2A WE

I had applied Deoxit to the band switches and tightened all screws that I could access. I was surprised at the number of screws that could loosen with the xcvr just sitting there. you'd think they would freeze in place.On 20 meters I get zero grid drive on the S-meter, but a slight output (2-watts) on the dummy load - go figure. Still doing fine on 80 and 40.I'll be out of the shack till Wednesday but will be reading the mail.Thank you, all for your responses.RushWB6LXG
 RJ WilliamsFideli Certa MercesFor the faithful there is just reward 

    On Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:35 AM, Dexter White <dexter.white@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 I experienced this same problem some time back when I was learning how to align (or more to the point, how not to align) a Collins transmitter.  

I connected a VOM to the RCA jack on my Heathkit “cantenna”.  The output from the transmitter is connected to the SO-239 jack.  

I set my VOM to the millivolt range and began the alignment procedure.  It is found on page 4-9 of the KWM-2/2A Instruction book, 8th edition dated Oct 15, 1971.  Set the trimmer capacitors exactly as instructed.

A very faint sign of output can be observed this way.  Once you see it, you can peak the capacitor to get the output to register on the S-meter.  Then it’s all downhill to getting a robust signal output. 

I brought a 32S-3A boat anchor back to life this way.  It’s amazing what a tiny adjustment can do (or undo)!

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> On Sep 30, 2017, at 9:12 PM, Rush Williams <rjwilliams1@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> The KWM-2A loads fine on 80 and 40, 90+ watts on a Waters dummy load. But, nothing on 20 and above, zero grid. I read somewhere that there are different stages used above the 40 meter bands. I cannot find that article. I have looked in the RX files. Any suggestions?RushWB6LXG RJ WilliamsFideli Certa MercesFor the faithful there is just reward


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