[Boatanchors] Harvey Wells part needed, TBS-50 Senior

Foster Fosterp at pahrump.com
Sun Jan 31 16:32:45 EST 2016

	Guess you either did not get my e-mail with pictures of the caps you
Or just failed to acknowledge it.
	Either way the caps are going back in the box.
73//Foster W4HCX 

-----Original Message-----
From: Boatanchors [mailto:boatanchors-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of
Wally Gibbons
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 11:49 AM
To: boatanchors at mailman.qth.net; tetrode at googlegroups.com;
boatanchors at puck.nether.net
Subject: [Boatanchors] Harvey Wells part needed, TBS-50 Senior

I've been restoring a nice Harvey Wells Bandmaster to use on 80 meter AM
here in northern Utah. Finally got the transmitter up to snuff. Wired up a
carbon mic, and tried modulation, and the plate tuning capacitor began to
put on a arcing display.

Upon inspection, I found the rotor isn't centered in between the stator
plates. The gap is more in the area of 75%/25%. Thus the arcing with

It's been suggested that I move the high voltage off the PA tank and just
apply to the plate of the 807. I'll try that to see if the arcing will stop,
but I'd rather find a replacement.

If you have a junker Bandmaster, or a 140pf small variable capacitor (I'd
take even higher values, can't see why it won't work) that's about 2.5
inches deep, panel mount, I'd be interested in talking to you about getting


Wally, AF7FH
North Logan, Utah
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