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
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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