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Alignment question

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Jul 12, 2008
I was wanting to attempt to perform my own frequency alignments on my CB and amateur rigs. I want to know if this frequency counter will be adequate for my needs. Also, when attaching the alligator clips to the pins on the board, how are they attached? += clips...which clips go where on the radio. Yes, I have never done this before, but I think I can follow directions in the service manual.

BK Precision 1803D 200MHz Frequency Counter | Valuetronics

Thanks for positive input.



Dec 13, 2007
Mojave Ca
Hello M42 Duster:

Get the radio manufactures service manual that should show the alignment procedure.

For new students who what to align the radio receiver, get a radio that you don't care about and pratice on it. You will need a signal generator and a good meter like a VTVM or DVM to do the alignment.

Its a art that needs to be taught, and needs to be done.

I aligned one of my old CB Tube radios, and I am only kind of experenced on this. I significantly brought up the recivers performance, but still seem to be missing about 20 dB of sensitivity. Probably a load resistor or a few weak tubes. You need to be shown this art of radio by a experenced tech.

The ARRL Handbook has a chapter on trouble shooting and is well written.
Good Luck.

Jay in the Mojave
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