Johnson Navigator Questions

SCN User yir at SCN.ORG
Sat Nov 21 02:15:13 EST 1998

On Fri, 20 Nov 1998, Freeberg, Scott (STP) wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently acquired a very nice Johnson Navigator and have a couple of
> questions:
> 1.  While I don't have the manual in front of me, in the tuning instructions
> it stated that with the meter grid/plate switch in the grid position, one
> tunes for maximum grid current, BUT not to exceed a "grid current" of 150 ma
> on the "plate meter".  What?   Other than not tuning for maximum grid
> current with the exciter control, there is no other way to limit grid
> current.
> 2.  This Navigator does not have the white pegs on the knobs.  I was
> surprised (pleasantly) to hear that the pegs on the Navigator are supposed
> to extend from the rear of the knob skirt.  Cute.  Looking at the picture in
> my manual copy, the pegs seems to be extending up from behind the knob?  Is
> this so?  or do the pegs just extend from the back of the knob towards the
> cabinet?  What is the length of the peg extension from the rear of the knob?
> 3.  What sort of power output do you typically get on 20 meters or 40
> meters?
> I put this jewel on 20 yesturday and had a nice qso with a ham in Nova
> Scotia who was running a Swan 700.  What a nice little rig!
> Thanks for your advice.
> 73,  Scott WA9WFA in Saint Paul Minn
> Johnson Viking Valiant/Collins 75A4, Johnson Viking Navigator/Collins 75A2
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Hi Scott,

If I may assume you have other Johnson gear, the knobs on the Navigator
are the same as on the Valiant or Ranger for example. One Exception is
the metal knob on the center shaft of the "coupling" control in the
lower right corner. I have had three of these transmitters to back up
my experience. For replacements you can make up some from cut off Q-tips
if you can find the white stem type.

73   Pat   K7YIR

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