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RE: dead Drake



Try calling Drake.  (Miamisburg Ohio)  They are (or at least used to be) very good about servicing and providing information on old products.

Alan N1AL
(ex Drake employee)

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> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Jeff Griffin
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 4:18 PM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] dead Drake
> 
> 
>   I had the unfortunate experience of transmitting (toooo 
> long!)into my 
> trusty old Drake downconverter this AM. The old duck has been 
> with me for 
> many years. Anyway I am fortunate enough to have a couple of 
> spares. A 3731 
> which I put up for the next pass, and a spare un-modded 
> Drake, I took the 
> Drake apart and found the bad component, a (what looks to me like a 
> transistor) labeled RE 1X. It is the second one labeled RE 1X 
> in line from 
> the 2m side of the Drake. The component in question has 3 
> legs on one side, 
> but the center leg extends to the other side of the component 
> and also 
> widens acting like a heat sink I guess. Anyway this makes it 
> very difficult 
> to de-solder one to borrow from the un-modded Drake. I broke 
> one trying to 
> remove it to reuse. Does anyone know the actual part number, 
> and a possible 
> source? I don't mind buying 10 or so, as I need 2 already. 
> Thanks in advance 
> for any info.
> 
> 73 Jeff kb2m 
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