[TenTec] fixed PTO in Century 21, but 40m seems a bit high on the dial

brianpepperdine brianpepperdine brianpepperdine at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 12 17:19:36 EST 2021

Well, that's why the Wise Men say Sleep on It. 
Well, I didn't sleep, but I might have been 'asleep'.
As it turns out, I think the 40 and 80m bands tune 'backward', in the sense that
they go up in freq as the PTO freq goes down (so band begins around 5.550 and
goes down for the count.. thus middle of 40m is 5.450 or thereabouts, I think).
I thought the mixing scheme was the other way around.

I will be monitoring things as now CW signals are back on the band after the
afternoon doldrums. I *think* I have had success in this rebuild. Will know more
when I get the front panel back on and can exercise the Zero Beat, Offset and
Drive Set etc. with buttons and knobs back on.

tnx for amusing yourself with my 'Billy as featured in Family Circus' circuitous
journey.... HI


> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: brianpepperdine brianpepperdine <brianpepperdine at sympatico.ca>
> Date: January 12, 2021 at 3:07 PM
> Well, I won't say it took forever, but I finally got into the PTO in a decades
> old C 21 I had. I did do the PTO after I got it originally, but then it sort
> of
> went aside by the time I got replacement plastic cogs for the dial mechanism
> from TT and I never got back to removing the front panel and all that. So..
> the
> PTO needed to be done again.

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