Why can't you move pics from your computer to the forum? I can help you there if you desireI have a Hallicrafters S-X 88 sitting in the closet. It needs new tubes and a recapp. It's the 1954 model. I would do pics but I cant copy from my computer to here I have nowhere around here that works on these radios and although I love radios I never learned enough tech stuff to be really good in the guts-so its going to be a matter of clipping the capacitors that are leaky and hunting down electronic depots that still hold stuff for this radio. I have ONE possible electronics store about 40 miles from here who still carries the tubes and I think he can score the other stuff. It'll be a long road to get her running again.
Just a guess, if the filaments lit and nothing else happened, you probably lost the high voltage, I found a site where you could download manuals for old radios free, I snagged an owners manual for the NC-240 and a service manual also. the owners manual would have been nice 20 years ago, (I will find the link and post it with this thread.)Beautiful I got this one for $40.00 at an estate sale. The sellers figured it wasn't working-they had no idea the "rec-standby" switch was in standby This one "bit" me too when I'd be dumb enough to lift that hood and reach in to reseat the dial bulbs and ZZZZAPPP!!! I'd get a HELL of a shock off the back of the meter! This unit was absolute heaven to dial. You set the tuning dial and the fine tuning dial on the right hand lines then go fishin'. SSB would have you dreaming you were in a submarine or up on the 142 Alameda on a mission it has such a "military" feel. Fade was rare as this radio could use a dinner fork as an antenna but if there was any fade it would just add to the flavor. Obviously I really miss it. I had it bedside-the coolest time to DX. Unfortunately, one day I fired her up, all the tubes rose to life, the meter awoke and swung left...but failed to come into noise floor as there was NONE. Recieve is dead. All else still lives. I hope I figure this out so I can get all that fun stuff back! 73s-
Yeah with spindly arms and legs :wink:Is she spherical, Sputnik-like shape, sorry I didnt know what kohlrabi was had to look it up