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K0IC

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Making parts: Aug 29th 2011, 19:51 4 1,955 on 5/10/11

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Making parts: K0IC on 29/8/11
I wish the ARRL would put out a book on how to make capacitors and re-winding transformers, etc. Some parts are impossible to find at reasonable cost. It is too bad to dispose of gear that can be repaired. I have re-wound an Atwater-Kent radio power AC transformer early in my ham radio career. I would have liked to know how to do that right the first time. I know faulty capacitors can ruin transformers. Older gear should be more repairable than solid-state parts that are no longer made for one reason or the other. I would think one could make vacuum tubes if one knew how to go about it.

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