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[TowerTalk] I've HAD it with GAP! (follow-up)

Subject: [TowerTalk] I've HAD it with GAP! (follow-up)
From: Mahlon Haunschild <>
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2007 19:17:02 -0600
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Well, if you recall I screeded to the list back in October that I've 
been unable to get my GAP Voyager off the ground for approx. three years 
for want of a 160m  tuning capacitor, which for some reason GAP seems 
unable to supply to me.  One list member took the initiative to measure 
his, and determined that 1825 KHz = 5150 pF (I thank you very much).

The other day in St Louis at one of my surplus haunts I found a cache of 
(wouldn't ya know!) 5150 pF silver micas for 25 cents each.  So I'll 
test one to see if it tunes up, then if it does I'll series/parallel 
four of them to get a decent working voltage (I'm assuming that they're 
500V parts, which I feel is a bit lightweight for this).  After that, 
I'll probably try two 5150s and two 4700s in seriea/parallel to see 
where that falls.

Hey, if nothing else I'll reverse-engineer this sucker until I get what 
I want.

Note that 160m performance isn't what I'm looking for; I just want the 
thing working again, period.

NEway, thanks to those on the list who responded, on- and off-list.

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