About 10 or 15 years ago there was a compound called Stabilant 22 to improve
connectivity for the kind of contacts you are dealing with. I had contact
problems with a TS-830 and I reset the plugs and it was good for awhile but
it started again so I bit the bullit and bought a 15ML bottle for about $40.
Well it worked for several years after I did it and as far as I know it's
probably still is.
I still have probably 3/4 of a bottle left as I have used it a couple of
times since then so it goes a long way as I have used it on tube sockets and
other plugs on rigs I have here like my Corsair 2 and other rigs.
If you Google Stabilan 22 there are several companies who sell it but it's
not cheap but well worth the money.
Hope this helps you.
cu es 73
----- Original Message -----
From: "K8JDC" <K8JDC@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2011 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion with Dying Receiver
> Well, I'm not ready to pronounce it fixed yet but it's now been working
> for half an hour which is the most it's worked in a day now. I pulled
> the face plate off and checked to make sure all the cables were firmly
> seated and then turned the radio on and the main receiver finally sprung
> to life. I then noticed that it would die if I lightly tapped on the
> boards mounted to the back of the face plate. I thought maybe the
> boards didn't have a good ground connection so I snugged up the screws
> on the boards and the two ground jumpers to the main chassis and it's
> been running fine for a while now. Most all of those screws were very
> slightly loose (quarter turn to a half-turn). I snugged up the
> accessible screws on the other boards while it was open. We'll see how
> it goes.
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