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Hy-Gain DX88 Antenna Repair

Added a new project to the website, a Hy-Gain DX88 Antenna that needed some repair to return it to working condition. It was simple work that took about an hour and this improved the tuning of the antenna to normal … Continue reading

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5E3 Fender Prototype 3 Amp Project

I have started another 5E3 amp project that is following in the footsteps of my last two guitar amps. This is to make changes in the way I build the last 5E3 project and make things a bit better. I … Continue reading

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Greatest Music Teacher Ever…

JustNickMusic I have been following Nick for some time now and I have enjoyed his methods of instruction. Well managed lesson delivery and presentation with great explanations, technical descriptions and great music entertainment. Even if you can’t play a lick, … Continue reading

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Linear Amplifier Repair and Radio Repair for the Amateur Radio Community

I have begun to take on work in Linear Amplifier Repair and Radio repair for the Amateur Radio Community. This is a list of Amps and Radios that I have made operational repairs on during the past year. I have … Continue reading

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Klipsch BASH 4.1 Repair This system had a bad common mode hum into the output at 60HZ and was very loud. After some search on the internet, I found a solution and improved the situation.

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Completed a 12 volt Power Supply

Just this last while I was presented with a small hobby enclosure from the 1970’s made by Hammond.

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Sound Design 4491C Stereo Multiplex

Repaired and cleaned up a nice Stereo AM/FM 8 Track Player that had a bad output on the left channel. Sound Design Composite Multiplex Stereo Player

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6AQ5 2 Watts a Side Stereo Amplifier

Latest project is a Stereo Amplifier for my MP3, CD Player and output to some desktop speakers or my headphones.  Using 12AX7, to a 6AQ5 Single Ended output one for each Left and Right channel. Power supply is a full … Continue reading

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5E3 Fender Project 2 Completed

Completed the 5E3 Fender Project 2 today, and the testing went much smoother than expected. I had to rewire all my jacks as the pin outs on the jacks I have here are reversed from the standard switchcraft type jacks. … Continue reading

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Finding Parts

I don’t know about you, but the thing that drives me nuts the most is finding resistors and capacitors of the right value and rating. Before, in solid state circuits, we gave little thought to ratings. In guitar amps you … Continue reading

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