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Skipper 71b No power

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Skipper 71b No power

Post by Mr Peabody » Friday, 08 January 2016, 11:38 AM

Hi all, I am now the proud new owner of a Palomar Skipper 71b.
It was given to a friend of my who gave it to me.
All in all its in restorable shape and I would love to get this thing up and running
it has a couple tube that tested bad and no power transformer.
Iv located tubes and schematics online. im not wanting to drop my hard earned
green stamps on anything unless I know I can get the power supply transformer
Any help as to where I could find one would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Skipper 71b No power

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 08 January 2016, 15:12 PM

Going to have fun searching the internet for parts for it, need to first find a SAMs Photofact CB Radio Series (CB-46).

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Re: Skipper 71b No power

Post by Mr Peabody » Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 23:20 PM

Hey Greg, thanks for the info!
Iv found a Sams 46 online and should have it
Soon. Now for the harder part, finding the parts!
There's nothing like the old tube radios. Hope I'm able to
Get what I need !

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Re: Skipper 71b No power

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 14 January 2016, 13:26 PM

Tubes shouldn't be too bad, matching the transformer might be a headache. You can find TX and RX crystals if you want to get some of the higher popular channels for AM or look at a Siltronix VFO.

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Re: Skipper 71b No power

Post by Timex309 » Friday, 14 July 2017, 23:03 PM

I have a 71B as well. Mine has power and turns on lights up . heaters for the tubes seem to be working. not all of tubes are in the sockets. ( the radio came this way ) . To the point, when I switch Modes LSB to USB fine. From USB to Am its burning resistors in the carrier osc circut. Any Ideas ? Anybody


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