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Old 14th Jun 2021, 7:38 pm   #1
Mr_H_RetroTech
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Default EKCO U353 dropper

Evening all!

I recently acquired an EKCO U353 to be a stablemate to my PYE R33. A brief look inside indicated the U353 needs some TLC. So I resisted the urge to switch on to see what happened.

The back has no burns or damage but is slightly distorted in the area of the dropper. The case is generally in good condition with minor distortion again in the region of the dropper.

The dropper is my first concern as it is looking rather shabby - please see attached photo.

Any advice on best way to deal with the dropper? I have read about people soldering a suitable replacement resistor across the relevant terminals. But this dropper looks pretty rough to me and I'm wondering whether there is much to be done to bring some life into the radio.

Ideas anyone?
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