Some in progress pictures as Chuck W9KR does his magic on the Collins 32S1/75S1 station.
Testing found some weak and failed tubes, all which are being replaced. I had bought tube kits for some of the units, and others have been sourced. All told about 8-10 tubes across the equipment are being replaced.
Prolonged means a lot longer than I would have thought, a gentle process.
W9KR even has wood blocks he had fabricated to support the uncased chassis while he works on them. Very organized and systmeatic.
So far just one dried wasp, a freeloader is seems. No idea how old this mummified wasp is.
The KW 107 is a very neat English built unit that visually blends-in with the Collins S-Line. A nice robust unit.
The fan-mod will improve durability of the power supply, and is one of several enhancement and protective mods in the works.
We are creating a set of station notes that will stay with the station, outlining any enhancements
Lots more going on here, like changing out capacitors and other age degraded components.