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« on: June 08, 2011, 01:39:03 PM »

So I decided to make my VFO stand alone and not have to be plugged into a Heath product or other box for the 140vdc and filaments.  I found a small enough transformer, that can be mounted on the rear of the chassis, and there is room for a half wave rectifier and filter cap on the inside.  Has anyone done this with good or bad results? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011, 07:23:22 PM »

 Yes, it has been done by quite a few folks. Seems to work well . Some people build the PS into a minibox with a socket attached and the line cord . The minbox then piggy-back on to the VFO.
  I know there are pros-cons and endless nay-sayers but I leave my self powered VFOs on 24-7 . So far the only side effect is good stability  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 01:48:52 PM »

I found a mini Bud box after I posted, and thought the same thing, I will build it all in the box and put a 9 pin octal on it for the factory cable. Worst case, I add two/three screw holes to the Heath chassis!
Thanks Gary.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 01:58:20 PM »

Gary, I have an HG10 which I received and it was modified to run on a supply other than the DX60. I re-wired it back since I had a DX60 to interface for its operation. In any case, the point, in the HG10 manual, they discuss this operation of a re-wire for other supplies. So you should look at the DX60 op manual if any questions come up in your mind.

Alan
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