In a message dated 6/3/2006 1:49:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
The main issue with SB-220 band switches is because of the front panel
layout, the band switch gets turned instead of the loading control when
in tune-up mode.
YES THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM, BUT THAT DOES NOT ACCOUNT FOR THE 10 METER AND
15 METER CONTACTS BEING BLOWN AWAY.
The very late SB-220s and HL-2200s had longer tune caps. Or Heathkit
made them available on a replacement basis. I have seen several SB-220s
OF THE DOZENS I HAVE SEEN INCLUDING HL-2200'S THIS WAS NOT THE CASE ALTHOUGH
I NEVER TOOK MEASUREMENTS MY FEELING IS THEY WERE ALL THE SAME.
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