Chirpy Viking Ranger

Roderick M. Fitz-Randolph w5hvv at AENEAS.NET
Thu Feb 5 14:53:52 EST 1998

>whats the matter with having a chirpy ranger?
>little chuup or thuckie or youpp
>never hurt anybody
I agree!  A little chirp gives a distinctive sound
that is easily picked out among the "straight" sounding
ricebox CW.

Howsomever, this has a chirp that sometimes turns into
a scratchy, scriggly, gurgling over about a 2 KHz range
and you can't follow it, it moves so fast.

The prime suspect, according to some of the responses I've
received is the 18K resistor that goes to the OA2 regulator
tube.  A number of messages said to replace that with a
good high wattage 18K metal oxide resistor (or several in
parallel to give the proper value and wattage).

The Ranger I remembered from my Grand Turk (VP5RR) days in
the 50's was a chirpless wonder.....

Rod, N5HV
w5hvv at

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