[TenTec] Omni C crystal holder source

Dr. Gerald N. Johnson geraldj at weather.net
Wed Mar 23 09:05:03 PDT 2011

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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