ICF-S5W Slider Loopstick Transplant is... a DUD

Gary DeBock

Hello Guys,
     Not every loopstick transplant is amazingly successful-- some are a lesson in humility.
     After carefully creating a 7.5" Amidon ferrite bar loopstick wound with 40/44 Litz wire matching the ICF-S5W stock inductances (on two coils), and painstakingly threading the four Litz wires through a tiny hole so they wouldn't snarl the dial string, the net result was....  exactly the same sensitivity as the stock unit!
     With amazing successes in the E100 and DT-200VX Ulttralights, the overconfident transplant tech was probably in need of a lesson in humility, and it certainly was delivered-- big time.
     So now it's back to refining the E100 and DT-200VX Slider radios, both of which have managed to thrill everyone who has tried them.  With a deep freeze here, there should be time enough for many fanatical technical projects.
     73,  Gary DeBock

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