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Old 7th Aug 2019, 10:14 pm   #1
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Default Heathkit DX60B.

Iím just restoring a DX60B, got all the RFery sorted out, just a question, does anyone know if the standard US transformer can be wired for 230V operation?, it looks as if it can but I want confirmation
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 11:39 pm   #2
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Default Re: Heathkit DX60B.

Looks like it can from the service manual. Has two 120v windings you can put in series. I’ve done this with a couple of other heathkit items as well.

Interested to see your restoration results.
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Default Re: Heathkit DX60B.

Hi Tim,

If you have a look at the schematic for the DX60B on the
Heathkit Schematic and Manual Archive, you will see shown
separately below the power supply section, the 240 volt
input wiring arrangement for the transformer .

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Default Re: Heathkit DX60B.

Thanks, all sorted and running on proper mains now, just got to sort out antenna change over and receiver muting, and it will be on the air.
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Default Re: Heathkit DX60B.

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Thanks, all sorted and running on proper mains now, just got to sort out antenn change over and receiver muting and it will be on the air.
Hi Tim,

I sold a DX60B a short while ago, along with an HG-10B VFO and an HR-10B receiver. The new owner pointed out to me that the DX-60B had a reputation for function rotary switch failure due to arcing and that replacement switches were very hard to find. There are a number of articles on Google which explain how to get around this problem and also provide PTT operation, including a kit of parts to carry out the mod.

Hope that's of interest,

73

Roger/G3VKM

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Thanks Roger
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