Re: {Collins} 51S-1 PTO Issues

A lot of people are pretty dumb in their repair work.

I received a returned Ten Tec Omni 6 I had sold. It originally had a bad 160 meter LPF relay. The dimwit who had replaced a 1 K current limiting relay coil resistor with 100 ohms. This fried the serial to buss driver back on the CPU board, making the radio nothing but a parts mule. He got his money back, I got a junker back...

He got mad at ME because the radio burned. Had this hack sent the thing back to me like I told him, I could have replaced the relay and all would have been fine.

So they are out there…


> On Oct 1, 2017, at 10:33 PM, Charlie T via Collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Just curious if you actually measured R-62 as 100 Ω, or, is it possible that
> a 1kΩ resistor got hot enough to discolor the red band, making it LOOK
> brown?
> Also, in a curious vein, does your early S/N radio have a round emblem PTO?
> More than likely it does, as most of the early two tube PTO's which would
> may have been an original on a three digit S/N radio.
> And yes, that PTO output transformer is not critical.  Just get a small
> toroid and wind one yourself.
> I'll see if I can dig up the specs because I have had to do that at least
> once.
> If I remember correctly, it was around a 5:1 Z ratio, but that was a long
> time ago.
> Agreed, it is a very unlikely part to fail. 
> 73, Charlie k3ICH
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2017 9:42 PM
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> Subject: {Collins} 51S-1 PTO Issues
> Working on bringing SN 131 back to life. Found PTO not PTO-ing.........
> External to the PTO someone at one time replaced R62 with a 100 ohm
> resistor, schematic calls for 1k. So far this is the only area of rework I
> have found.
> Resistance measurements on V15 pins 5 and 6 were not making sense. Pulled
> PTO out and found R504 was fried and R503 measured 77k - should be closer to
> 56k.
> Measuring between pins 1 and 4 of T503 shows 33m - basically open. Caps C507
> and C508 are not shorted.
> Bottom line, I can replace all of the parts to bring things back in spec
> BUT, what about T501? Anyone know of a source for these?
> Thanks, 
> Tom
> W3TA
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