Help Needed on R390A

Dave Hollander davidh at GETNET.COM
Mon Oct 13 07:02:30 EDT 1997

I was recently given a Collins R-390A  - yes given (I lost a ton of stuff
to my ex-wife last year so this was well deserved). It has both top and
bottom covers and both meters which I have come to find out is a big deal!

Having not owned one, I have paid any attention to other messages on the
R390A but now have a few questions myself.

After replacing 4 tubes, the unit came to life, however it is dead on
several bands - 2, 6, 10 Mhz and intermittant on .1-1 Mhz. After studying
the insides, it is not intuitively obvious on how to get at the band
switch to clean it with de-ox. I also do not have the manual yet. Being
it looks like a mechanical nightmare to me, can anyone explain how to get
at the bandswitch? Also do the bands that are dead share a common xtal by
any chance?

Also what is this puppy worth? Panel has wear on screw holes where it
would mount to a rack. Main tuning knob is missing paint, rest of panel
and knobs look pretty clean, about an 8.5 and it does have meters and

Any help is appreciated


Dave Hollander N7RK


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