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My 39-45 bandswitch had been neutered - LASJayhawk - 04-29-2012 09:44 PM
Literally neutered. Both balls that provide the detent action are gone. The part that they go on to is still there. Anybody know what I can use for a replacement?
Odd set, almost all of the rubber wiring is in very good shape. I had to replace the 2 wires to the pilot lamp and rebuild its base and one of the dial lamps base (the other had been replaced). replaced 2 of the 3 filter caps that had been changed in the 60's and 2 .01 papers as I was working in that spot. ( and yes I will change the others) but the thing is playing like new.
RE: My 39-45 bandswitch had been neutered - morzh - 04-29-2012 10:34 PM
I don't know how the switch looks, but in many switches using spring-and-ball detention, those balls are usually the same as those in some ball bearings, so if this is it, then you could get a ball bearing, get balls from there, and get your switch all...ballsy again.
RE: My 39-45 bandswitch had been neutered - Chuck Schwark - 04-30-2012 12:52 AM
A junker bandswitch from any radio, of the same general size switch, regardless of contact/wafer arrangement should provide the detent balls.
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