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Re: Drake xtal from ICM



Bill,

Sounds like your crystal came in an HC-45/U holder (3.75mm lead spacing,
8mm tall).  This explains why you had to "phenoberate" the leads a bit
to fit the holes in the board.  Doesn't really matter; obviously it
works, and that's the main thing.

regards,

Mahlon - K4OQ

Bill Richarz wrote:
> 
> Received my crystal yesterday.  They gave it a catalog # 433390.  It was
> actually smaller than the Drake xtal, and the wire pins were spaced
> closer together.  I pushed the wire pins through the holes and soldered
> it as close to the board as possible.  I bent it slightly toward the trimmer
> to be sure the cover would not touch it.
> 
> It came in right on frequency 8.8125 MHz without adjusting the trimmer.
> 
> Is there a chance it will hear AO-40 without further improvement when
> attached to a Meyers BBQ dish?  When is the best time to listen
> from Charlotte, NC?
> 
> Otherwise, I will wait do the 2 cap mod along with the new LNA.
> 
> de Bill, N4DH
> 
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