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Back after vacation

Took a two week break back to the UK. That was pleasant, and gave me a chance to pick up some of the odds and ends I had wanted to bring back.

Brought with me my Taylor Windsor Model 65B RF generator.

Windsor 65B

It’s an AM frequency generator, will make anything from about 100kHz up to 26MHz, and modulate at either 400Hz 30% or if you feed it with a 5v p-p signal, will modulate what you feed it.

Technically could, with an amplifier and antenna, make a radio station from it, lol

It’s all tubes inside, had a bit of a rebuild (new electrolytics) a few years back. The tubes needed tying back in. Took some avionics looming cord and tied them in.

tied in tubes

Wrapped it up ad brought it back (much to the interest of the TSA, who had a note with pictures “THIS IS WHAT THIS IS” so they opened it (note not from the UK to Belgium, neither Belgium to the USA, but Newark to New Orleans). Arrived safe and sound. Powered it gently up on the Variac here at home.. came to life at about 60V and began outputting 400Hz at 1000kHz AM. Picked up with my Walkman, still accurate!

generator on variac

Still working good. Going to run it a while on low voltage to soak it in a bit and check things aren’t going to go pop. Should help reform the caps.