[Boatanchors] Neat Source of Modified Crystals

qrv at kd4e.com qrv at kd4e.com
Wed Aug 12 18:48:48 EDT 2015

I was wondering about that as I recall reading a discussion of
such things a couple of decades ago ... detail long since
misplaced in the cerebral cobwebs somewhere ...

Thanks - David KD4E

> You have to understand that HC49S crystals can't handle the power
> that FT-243 crystals can. They are more fragile than the larger ones.
> Be careful when using them in vacuum tube applications. Heating may
> not fracture them but may cause chirp and drift.
> 73 Bill wa4lav
> Not sure if these will work in any rigs other than those listed - but
> worth inquiring ... considering the price!
> http://kc9on.com/hc-49s-crystals/


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