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 Post subject: Knight 6B-127 Bad Coil
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 10:21 pm 
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My Allied Knight 6B-127 has an open coil in the IF trap (#6 on the schematic). I believe the inductance is supposed to be 3.9 millihenries, based on calculation and by measuring the coil in a Sentinel 285P, which seems to use an identical chassis.

I have never dealt with replacing an inductor and am unsure what to look for in a replacement. :? Looking through Digi-Key, all of the 3.9 mH inductors I see are power inductors designed for power supplies, not RF circuits. Here are some I saw:,,, Their inductance is often measured at a really low frequency, e.g. 1 kHz. They all have ferrite cores, unlike the original which was air core.

Some specify a self-resonant frequency, but most don't. Is this the highest frequency the inductor will work properly at? The highest I saw was only 1 MHz, which is below maximum of 1.7MHz it will see in the circuit.

I did see find a Meissner 15-2866 IF trap, which has both the inductor and capacitor. Should I use this instead?

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 Post subject: Re: Knight 6B-127 Bad Coil
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 11:24 pm 

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Why exactly is that trap there? Does the radio work with the open coil? Craig

 Post subject: Re: Knight 6B-127 Bad Coil
PostPosted: Sep Tue 28, 2021 11:40 pm 

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It looks like a trap at the IF. The radio should play OK without it.


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