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 Post subject: German dial cord--unusually small
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 1:31 pm 
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The typical German set has a thin wire on one side of the tuner and the typical braided cord on the other. The dial pointer is on the wire side----I assume that the wire helps maintain the pointer at the same tuning position. The braided cord goes to the tuning knob (typical for just about all radios?)

The DUT de Jour is a Grundig Majestic MS40. It uses an ultra-thin braided cord, which of course broke. I tried restringing with the smallest cord I had-----it did not work. The Grundig cord is maybe 1/2 the diameter of the smallest I have. (I'll post some dimensions)

So--where to get the really small stuff? I have visions of going to the local fishing shop or maybe Joanne's

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Here are some examples from my inventory. the 4 on the left are "modern"--from Radiodaze and Sal. the white one is traditional, with a much tighter weave (waxed cotton?). On the far right is the Grundig "micro-cord"
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 Post subject: Re: German dial cord--unusually small
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Wow! Leave it to the Germans to come up with another 'innovation'...
Might this work?

https://www.kbeads.com/p-1624456-fishin ... R4EALw_wcB

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 Post subject: Re: German dial cord--unusually small
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 4:58 pm 
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50 lb braided fishing line might be about right. I have some thicker stuff by Kast King.

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 Post subject: Re: German dial cord--unusually small
PostPosted: Mar Mon 11, 2019 5:42 pm 
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This is 0.41mm 1/64" Braided and...
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 Post subject: Re: German dial cord--unusually small
PostPosted: Mar Tue 12, 2019 2:34 pm 
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Thanks, all!!

This will be my second trip to a fishing store to find radio parts

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 Post subject: Re: German dial cord--unusually small
PostPosted: Mar Tue 12, 2019 7:04 pm 
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Just to reiterate... not the super slick version.

image: https://ecs7.tokopedia.net/img/cache/70 ... d434fb.jpg
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