[Boatanchors] WTD Hammarlund HX-50 160M Add On Kit, Parts Or Ideas

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 13 12:07:31 EST 2014

I uploaded the scan of the 160-meter conversion kit for the HX-50/HX-50A to BAMA.  When I acquired the HX-50A, I went looking for a conversion kit and was very fortunate to locate a complete, unopened kit!
After installing the kit, the drive, to the final amplifier, was VERY low.  The output was well under 5-watts.  No alignment of the coils would increase the drive.  Finally, I installed like a 47 pf capacitor between the windings of one of the coil sets, either T-1003 or T-1001.  I don't remember exactly which one.  I seem to recall that it was T-1003 but I am not certain.
After installing the coupling capacitor, the drive went to where it should be and the transmitter put out full power.  I used the transmitter, for 160-meters, for quite a number of years before building a 160-meter transverter.  After building the transverter, I sold the HX-50A so I cannot verify to which coil set I had to add the coupling capacitor.
Here is the transverter:
 Glen, K9STH

Website: http://k9sth.net
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 Subject: [Boatanchors] WTD Hammarlund HX-50 160M Add On Kit, Parts Or Ideas
I know this is a long shot but I'm going to give it a try.

The Hammarlund HX-50 Transmitter has 160 on it's VFO. However 160 was an
option that could be installed when new, or added on. I wonder if anyone has
either the add on kit, or possibly a junker with the needed parts
There are 3 coils located over the band switch 

T10001- 1st mixer coil p/n P26786-21
T1002- Second mixer coil p/n P26786-18
T1003 Driver Coil  p/n P26786-19

11.335 mc crystal

I have also attached the Hammarlund directions, courtesy of BAMA on how to
install the kit.

Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated


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