[Boatanchors] HT 32 help

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 23 11:32:06 EST 2018

Definitely remove the 5.0 VAC filament connections to the tube rectifiers and then solid-state the rectifiers.  The Hallicrafters HT-32- series, the Hallicrafters HT-37, and the Collins 32V- series all have problems with the rectifier filament windings shorting out in the transformer.  Going solid-state eliminates this from happening.

If there is already a short in the transformer, sometimes, going to solid-state allows the transformer to still be used.

 Glen, K9STH 
Website: http://k9sth.net

      From: Mark K3MSB <mark.k3msb at gmail.com>
 To: RAY FRIESS <rayfrijr at msn.com> 
Cc: boatanchors <boatanchors at mailman.qth.net>; "boatanchors at puck.nether.net" <boatanchors at puck.nether.net>; Boatanchors QTH <boatanchors at qth.net>
 Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2018 10:10 AM
 Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] HT 32 help
Hi Ray

Congrats!  The HT-32 is a very nice radio.    I would definitely solid
state the power supply as the filament circuit is a weak point in the
HT-32/37 series transmitters.


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