I think that Hamtronics sells small crystal sockets.
On 3/23/2011 12:05 PM, Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> With the crystal out of the socket you can try using a pointed object
> like a scribe or ice pick to slip between the sides of the socket pin
> and the insulator to squeeze the sides of the contact back together.
> If the sockets are individual, they can be replaced.
> http://www.danssmallpartsandkits.net/ has them. You need to know the size
> whether 0.486 spaced and .040 pins or closer like .192.
> Used to be and I've not checked lately, International Crystal
> Manufacturing used to stock crystal sockets. Mouser's computer doesn't
> admit they have any.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
> On 3/23/2011 6:22 AM, Hulett, Russell wrote:
>> The Omni C is working ok after adjustments. I even managed to get 30 and
>> 10M working by wedging wire into the loose crystal sockets.
>> I asked Ten-Tec whether they still stocked the crystal holders for the Omni
>> series, of course the answer was "no". So, has anyone found a useful
>> substitute to warrant difficulty of removing the oscillator board to permit
>> replacing the sockets? Anyone replaced the sockets? I'd like to repair the
>> board properly, the existing crystal holder is in pretty poor condition.
>> 73, Curt KB5JO
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