HT-44 VFO drift

Harry Vaught, KT4AE kt4ae at BELLSOUTH.NET
Sat Sep 23 13:04:20 EDT 2006


This is a light Boatanchor, but...

I have an HT-44 which will drift about 700 cycles until warmed up for 
about an hour.  This isn't really a problem, I just let it warm up, 
though the real problem is probably connected.  I swapped VFO tubes with 
no change.

The problem is when you key it, it starts about 100 cycles high and 
takes three or four seconds to settle to frequency.  In this unit, I 
guess this means that the VFO is taking some time to get up to frequency.

Is there a common failure in the HT-44 I can look for?  I'm afraid I'm 
not enough of a technician to keep anything but my Ranger going.

If I can fix this, the HT-44/SX-117 will be 100%.


Harry Vaught, KT4AE
Maryville, Tennessee

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