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ADDENDUM for 2174A/RM TYPE 610 Selective Voltmeter.



SPECIAL CONNECTORS

Three UO connectors have been added on the back of the chassis. Their functions are as follows.

The connector marked IN parallels the front panel INPUT connector. The connector marked IF is tied to the cathode of V6 providing a low impedance IF amplifier output.

The connector marked HT parallels the front panel HEADSET jack. The SPEAKER-HEADSET switch transfers the audio output from the speaker to headset jack and connector or vice versa.

MODEL 2l74A/RM TYPE 610 SELECTIVE VOLTMETER

Serial No.

Symbol Part No MfS

Description

PARTS DELETED ON TYPE 610

J1 111-102-1 H 111-103-1 H

J2 12A S

Type 3004C R

binding post binding post jack

front panel case

PARTS ADDED ON TYPE 610

Jl,4,5,6 31-102

AC 160-5

'S6 20902AM

3004SH4A.

y y

Z R

connector, UG-657/UBNC connector, polarized switch, toggle DPST

RM front panel

RM case

Y RF Products or Amphenol Z Arrow-Hart-Hageman

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INDEX

Addendum (when required) Inspection

Summary Description Operating Instructions Maintenance

Parts Ordering

PARTS LIST .

MODEL

2 1 7 4 A

SELECTIVE VOLTMETER

Serial No.

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INSPECTION

This instrument has been thoroughly tested and inspected before shipment.

The instrument should be inspected for damage as soon as it is received. If no damage 1s apparent, test for operation according to operating instructions in this manual.

SUMMARY

The Selective Voltmeter is a highly selective instrument for making vol tage m.easurements of frequencies from .3 to 400 kc, varying in level ·from -90 to .r32 dbm (30 volts maximum without external attenuator). Zero dbm reference is 1 milliwatt of power (or .775 volts) ina 600 ....... load. The input signal 1s attenuated to the proper value by the attenuatQr, amplified and demodulated to 500 kc by a shunt type demodulator and variable oscillator. This 500 kc signal passes through a sharp crystal filter, then is amplified and detected. The de output is applied to a 200 microam:pere meter. The mete.r has dam and voltage scales and is calibrated to indicate the signal level at the instrument's input connector.

A wide crystal filter or broad tuning may be selected for monitoring. In this use the 500 kc amplifier output is demOdulated by a shunt

type demodulator and crystal oscillator for upper or lower sidebands, by a conventional diode detector for AM signals, or by slope detection of PM signals. The monitor output is to a speaker or headset jack.

An internal calibrating circuit is provided so calibration can be

made o)."checked. as desired.

DESCRIPTION

GENERAL

All symbols referred to such as (VI) (X9) (153) or capitalized such as CAL 1 LEV or METER are sta.mped ou the chassis or front panel of the instrument and/or used. in the schematic drawing.

The input circuit contains a condenser (el) to block DC potentials,

a transformer in the input of 3002 filter so that measurements·can

be made on balanced circuits, a 400 kilocycle lowpass filter (3002) and an attenuator. The input i.mpedance and balance or unbalance is controlled by UNBAL-BAL $wltch (81). The ATTENUATOR properly adjusts the input signal applied to VI and bas a CAL posi t.ion used .in calibrating the instrument. The isolation amplifier (VI) feeds a shu.nt type balanced demodulator (Va) whose balance is controlled by MOD BAL controls C & R. A variable frequency LC oscillator (1/2 V3) and phase inverter (1/2 V3) supplies carrier frequency for demodulation. This frequency is controlled by the main tuning condenser (cae),

BAND SEL switch (S3) and a trimmer condenser (C83) CAL 2 TRIM. The 100 cps or 3 kc crystal filter (Xl through X4 & TI or X5 through

X8 & T2) or 10 kc broad. OQupling (C26 and 29) passes the lower

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sideband of demodulation. The 500 kc IF amplifier (V4 & V5) feeds both the measure (V6, D3-4) and monitor (V8,9&lO) sections of the inStrument. The IF amplifier gain is adjusted by CAL 2 LEV (R37). The meter circuit amplifier (V6) feeds a series shunt type meter rectifier (D3 & D4) whose output indicates on a 200 microampere meter calibrated in dbm and volts.

The amplifier (VB) feeds a series type demodulator (DI,D2) for monitoring lower sideband (LSB) or upper sideband (USB) signals.

The carrier for this demodulator is supplied by a crystal controlled oscillator (1/2 V9). For monitoring amplitude modulated signals or slope detection of FM signals, this oscillator is made inoperative and diode D2 removed thus the circuit operates as a conventional diode detector. The resulting audio signal passes through the Re filter (~40,C57,C58) and amplifier (1/2 V9,VlO), to the speaker or

a headset plugged into theHEADSET jack (J3). The audio output amplitude is controlled by the potentiometer MON LEV (R42).

An audio s;;igna1 may be amplified by inserting it in the AUDIO IN jack (if provided) just ahead of the audio amplifier (1/2 V9 & VlO).

A self contained calibration oscillator (1/2 V7) is coupled to a cathode follower (1/2 V7) whose output is adjusted by the potentiometer CAL 1 LEV (R55). plate power is supplied to the calibrate oscillator only when the BAND BEL switch is in the CAL position, thus it is in operation only during calibration.

Plate power is furnished by a bridge type full wave selenium rectifier (SRl-SR4). A voltage regulator tube ViI stabilizes the plate supply to all circuits except the monitor section.

The filaments are 50 volts DC above ground (R5-8, C9-10) to prevent heater to cathode leakage and to lower 60 cps modulation which may occur in VI and V2.

INPUT

An input impedance of l35~, 600~ or bridging may be selected by the UNBAL-BAL switch Sl. This switch also changes the input circuit from unbalanced to balanced on any impedance. The BRIDGE input impedance is approximately 10,000 ohms from 1 to 30 kc, gradually falling to approximately 5000 ohms at 400 kc.

An input impedance of 150 ohms instead of 135 ohms may be obtained by removing resistor R3.

Frequencies to be measured are connected to the INPUT connector (Jl). Both sides of the connector are insulated from the front panel, thuS isolating it from chaSSis ground during balanced measurements.

ATTENUATOR

The attenuator provides 0 to 100 db of attenuation for measuring signals between -68 and 132 dbm (full scale meter indication).

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The CAL position is connected to the voltage divider of the calibrate oscillator output for calibrating the isolation and IF amplifiers.

FREQUENCY

The main oscillator (#3019), is varied from 500.3 to 900 kilocycles by BAND SELewi tch and the main tuning dial to measure frequencies o.f .3 to 400 kilocycles respectively as indicated on the frequency

dial. For example, a signal of 1 kc is fed into the instrument.

The BAND SEL switch is set on A and frequency dial tuned to 1 kc. The main oscillator is now oscillating at 501 kc and the lower sideband of demodulation is 500 kc which is the center frequency of the crystal filter. This is amplified by the IF and meter amplifiers

and indicates on the meter, or is detected in the monitor section producing a tone in the speaker or headset.

Tuning for calibration (BAND SEL on CAL) is separate from the main tuning dial and adjusted by the CAL 2 TRIM control. This, greatly simplifies meter calibration and calibration checks if desired while using the instrument. Since the CAL 2 TRIM control remains in the tank circuit on all bands, it can be used as a frequency vernier when making measurements. This, however, temporarily disturbs the frequency calibration of the instrument. When making

an internal calibration of the instrument, the main oscillator frequency i.s automatically recalibrated at 530 kc by the CAL 2 TRIM control using the 30 kc calibrate oscillator frequency as

a standard.

The trimmers C40,42,44,46,48 &. 88 are used to set the frequency of each band (A, B, C, D, E & F). C3B is used to set the cal,ibratefrequency tuning. These calibrations are made with CAL 2 TRIM (CS3) at mid range.

DEMODULATOR BALANCE

When measuring frequencies below 1 kc, the demodulator must be balanced to prevent erroneous readings due to main oscillator frequency passing through the crystal filter and being measured along with the desired signal.

The demodulator 1.s balanced with the main oscillator at 500 kc (frequency dial at zero) so the carrier (oscillator frequency) will pass through the crystal filter (100 cps bandwidth) and indicate on the meter. C &. R a.re adjusted for minimum meter indication thus a minimum carrier frequency (carrier leak) at the modulator output.

The two controls e MOD BAL R control the balance of the main demodulator. The C control (eaO) balances the capacity component and the R control (R24) balances tbe resistive component.

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SELECTIVITY

The SELECTIVITY switch is used to select one of three filters at the demodulator output. The position marked lOO~ selects a sharp crystal filter for measuring. The position marked 3 kc selects a filter of appropriate width for demodulating 3 or 4 kc single sideband voice channels. The position marked 10 kc selects a coupling network to the IF amplifier whose transformers determine the band width of this position. This position is used in monitoring amplitude modulated and frequency modulated voice channels or signals. The response curves are in the back of the book.

MONITOR

The control marked MONITOR is an on-off switch for the AC power

to the instrument and the gain control of the audio amplifier of

the monitor section. The USB position of the MONITOR switch connects a 501.47 kc crystal to the monitor oscillator for demodulating upper sideband Signals. The LSB position connects a 489.53 kc crystal to the oscillator for demodulating lower sideband signals. The AM position disconnects the plate power to the oscillator and disconnects diode D2 thus converting the series type demodulator

to a diode detector.

METER

The METER switch (S5) controls the input to the meter circuit (V6,D3 & D4 and meter). The OFF position shorts the meter input terminals to prevent pinning the needle while monitoring weak signals. The ON position connects the IF amplifier output to the meter circuit for measuring and for the second step of calibration. The CAL 1 position connects the calibrate oscillator output to the meter for the first step of calibration.

CALIBRATION

BASIC CALIBRATION: Basic calibration adjusts a precision voltage divider (R57-R60 and attenuator CAL position) to give a correct meter indication, using an accurate external source as a standard. This adjustment is made at the factory. It can be checked and readjusted, (CAL 3) if necessary, as given in the maintenance section.

INTERNAL CALIBRATION: Internal calibration calibrates the isolation amplifier and IF stage using the precision voltage divider as a standard. This calibration is made as a part of the normal operation

of the instrument.

Internal calibration uses the self contained calibration oscillator and is accomplished in two steps. Detailed step-by-step procedure is given in the operating instructions. The first step consists

of feeding the calibrate osci.llator output direct to the meter

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stage and adjusting the oscillator output (CAL 1 LEV) to give any desired meter indication (usually 0). The second step consists of feeding the calibrate oscillator output through the precision voltage divider (R57-R60 and attenuator CAL position), isolation amp (VI), IF amp (V4-V5) to the meter stage, and adjusting the IF amp gain (CAL 2 LEV) to. give the same ~eter indication set in step 1. This sets the isolation and IF amplifier gain equal to the lass in the precisian voltage divider.

Internal calibration also recalibrates the main oscillator frequency as noted in FREQUENCY paragraph.

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OP.ERATING INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL

Operation of the Selective Voltmeter is divided into two major functions, that of measuring signals as indicated by the meter and that of monitoring carrier and audio voice bands or signals.

All·controls, signal input, audio input and output jacks, and power connections are on the front panel of the portable instrum.ent. Input, output and power connections may be on the back of the rack mounted instrument.

The power required is 48 watts 50 to 400 cps, 115 volts. Connection is made to the instrument with the cord furnished in the receptacle (Ae). The power switch is located on the MONITOR LEVEL control where the off p6sition is indicated (AC OFF).

DEMODULATOR BALANCE

Balance the demodulator as follows with the input signal disconnected (for measuring frequency below I kc),

a. Switch positions.

BAND SEL on A SELECTIVITY on 100.1'\1 MON1TOR LEVEL on minimum

FREQUENCY dial near 0 METER on ON

b. Adjust MOD SAL controls C and R to obtain a minimum meter reading.

NOTE; If meter reads off scale, adjust FREQUENCY dial up scale for full scale meter reading, adjust

C and R for preliminary balance (minimum meter reading). Return FREQUENCY dial to zero frequency (maximum meter reading) and rebalance. Repeat if necessary. At final balance it should be possible to tune across 0 frequency with an on scale meter reading.

c. If a balance cannot be obtained within the limits (see note CI) of the e&R control on the front panel, adjust the coarse eM balance cont:rols (see note C2). Set the eM front panel controls in mid-range and adjust C&R coarse controls until an on scale balance is obtained. Complete the balance with the front panel controls.

Note CI: The MOD BAL C&R controls have ball planetary drives. R has a 10-turn control and C has a 4-turn control. The l.imi ts of rotation are indicated when the dri~e slips at one extreme of rotation.

Note C2: Remove the unit from the case and locate

the main oscillator assemhly (#3019) under the chassis. Adjust the capacitor and potentiometer controls through the holes marked C & R.

The degree of balance needed is dependent on the selectivity of the crystal filter and the frequency measured.

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The 100 cps crystal filter is down more than 20 db at 300 cps off and 60 db at 500 cps off, thus a a db balance will cause negligible error when measuring a 300 cps or higher tone.

A quick check is to tune in the desired signal, remove the input and observe the meter reading due to carrier. If it is less than an estimated -25 db, then any reading above -10 db will be affected less than .1 db. NOTE: Do not set the meter zero on 0 volts, The meter zero is used for meter tracking at -10 db.

At low balance, a double peak or erratic meter fluctuations may be noted. These do not necessarily indicate trouble if the instrument performs satisfactorily when measuring a tone.

The tube used as VI is critical in determining the degree of balance obtainable principally due to heater to cathode leakage. Select a 6BH6 tube or a 6661/BBH6 to give best balance.

INTERNAL CALIBRATION

Calibrate the instrument as follows for direct reading in dbm for the circuit impedances listed.

CAL I

a. Switch posi.tions.

BAND SELECTOR to CAL ATTENUATOR to CAL METER to CAL 1 b. Adjust CAL 1 LEVEL to give zero on meter DB scale for a 600 ..... circuit.

For other circuit impedances adjust CAL 1 LEVEL to the following meter indications.

(1) -6 for 150 ..... circuit. (2) -6.5 db for 135-,,- circuit. (3) -6.7 db for 130 ...... circuit.

CAL 2

a. Switch positions.

BAND SELECTOR to CAL METER to ON MONITOR to AM

ATTENUATOR to CAL SELECTIVITY to 100.,..

b. Adjust CAL 2 TRIM to peak meter.

c. Adjust CAL 2 LEV to give zero on meter DB scale for ALL circuit impedances.

This completes the calibration and the instrument is ready for use.

INPUT CIRCUIT SELECTION

The input may be unbalanced or balanced for an input impedance of 1 35.:r..., 600"",- or bridging as selected by the UNBAL-BAL switch. The input jack on a standard unit takes a 3/4" spaced dual banana plug. Other input connector types are supplied when so ordered.

FREQUENCY SELECTION

Frequency selection is made by means of the BAND SELECTOR, FREQUENCY and SELECTIVITY controls. The frequency t() be measured is tuned in by the large center knob and position A,B,C, etc., of the BAND SELECTOR switch.

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The SELECTIVITY switch selects the crystal filter band width to be used. Use the 100 cycle position for precise measurements and the 3 kc and 10 kc position for monitoring. The 10 kc position may be used for measuring above 10 or 20 kc.

AMPLITUDE MEASUREMENT

Connect the signal to be measured to the INPUT JACK. (CAUTION: See overload paragraph).

a. Switch positions.

BAND SELECTOR to desired band SELECTIVITY to 1001'\1

ATTENUATOR to proper level MONITOR to AM (for precise

METER to ON measurements)

b. Adjust FREQUENCY' dial to desired frequency and for maximum meter indication.

c. Add meter indication and attenuator position algebraically to obtain amplitude of signal being measured.

LOW FREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS

Measurements below 1 kc to about 300 cps require certain precautions. The demodulator must be balanced as given in the Demodulator Balance paragraph to prevent erroneous meter .indication due to carrier leak.

The input impedance below 1 kc with the instrument on the 135 ..... position increases to approximately 170 ..... at 300 cps due to the impedance ratio of C1 to R2-R3. If 135 ....... impedance is desired at low frequency, use

the BRIDGE impedance position and an external 135 ....... terminating resistor.

OVERLOAD

The amplifiers of this instrument overload before the meter movement is damaged on moderate overloads--hQwever excessive or prolonged overloads should be avoided.

Amplitudes of f20 dbm or higher should not be left applied to the instrument for longer than a minute or two, since the input circuit may heat. If 120 dbm or higher amplitude is to be connected continuously, a suitable pad should be connected ahead of the instrument to reduce the level below 120 dbm.

LOW AMPLITUDE SIGNALS IN PRESENCE OF HIGH AMPLITUDE SIGNALS

OVerloading is reduced by introducing attenuation to the input signals. Therefore when measuring a. low level signal, when high levels are also present, the more aQcurate reading will be made when the attenuator step is selected to give a meter reading on the lower 10 db section of the meter scale. When measuring circuits on which amplitudes are not approximately know~ it is suggested that the entire spectrum be first scanned to determine the highest amplitude signals present. This will indicate the lowest level signals which may be accurately measured. When highest to lowest levels exceed 45 db, some inaccuracy due to overload or intermodu1ation may be suspected. When measuring harmonics of a single frequency input, accurate readings may be made 50 db or less for 2nd and 60 db or less for 3rd harmonic.

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In any case, when a low level signal is being measured, if the attenuator switch is changed by 10 db and the meter reading also changes 10 db, the measurement can be considered accurate.

When many input signals are prese.Jit, no simple rule can be followed, as the overload point is determined by the peak envelope of the combined signals which may vary with their amplitude and phase.

CARRIER MONITORING

The Selective Voltmeter may be used to monitor lower sideband (LSB) , upper sideband (USB), amplitude modulated (AM) or frequency modulated (FM) signals. Use the 3 kcposition of SELECTIVITY switch above 3 kc only and the 10 kc position above 10 kc only.

1. Upper and lower sideband monitoring.

a. Connect the input connector to the circuit to be monitored.

b. Switch positions.

SELECTIVITY to 3 KC

BAND SEL switch & FREQUENCY DIAL to midband frequency of the sideband

MONITOR switch to LSB or USB as required MONITOR LEVEL--adjust as needed

If the voice or signal from the speaker (or headset if used in HEADSET jack) is weak, turn the METER switch off and the ATTENUATOR down until the desired level is reached.

2. AM monitoring.

To monitor AM signals feed the signal in the INPUT connector, turn the selectivity to 3 kc or 10 kc, set the MONITOR switch to AM, tune the FREQUENCY dial to the carrier frequency and adjust the amplitude as for single sideband signals.

3. I'M mont taring.

To monitor FM signals by slope deteetion, feed the signal in the INPUT connector, turn the SELECTIVITY switch to 10 kc, set the MONITOR switch to AM, adjust the frequency dial for best reception (one s1 de of the se Le ct i v i ty curve) and adj us t the ampl i tude as for single sideband signals.

AUDIO MONITORING (on uni ts wi th AUDIO IN jack)

The audio frequency IN jack. control.

section of the monitor circuit may be used as a voice amplifier if desired by inserting the signal in the AUDIO The output amplitude is controlled by the MONITOR LEVEL

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MAINTENANCE

GENERAL

Most of the components used in the construction of RYCOM instruments are standard parts obtainable from local suppliers. Precision components may be purchased from the manufacturer. Special items may not be readily available from the manufacturer. All replacement parts are available from RYCOM.

For various reasons, changes will occasionally appear in the i~struction book text, parts list and drawings. Continued effort is being made to improve circuitry and use better components. During the test procedure, individual adjustments are made to obtain optimum, operation. Parts procurement difficulties occasionally require substitution of different but equivalent parts.

Normal maintenance involves replacement of tubes, fuse and pilot lights.

The frequency dial lights are accessible from the front by removing the knobs and black dial cover. When replacing the frequency knob, depress the compreSSion spring washer to give sufficient torque for the desired feel in rotating the knob.

To remove the instrument from the case for maintenance, remove only the screws around the edge of the front panel.

PARTS ORDERING

When ordering parts be sure to specify the instrument serial number as well as the instrument model number and individual part number and symbol. This will insure receiving the correct replacement parts with a minimum of delay.

BASIC AMPLITUDE CALIBRATION

Tube replacement or aging may cause some error in meter indication which is not expected to be more than ±1/2 db. This can be corrected by basic recalibration of the instrument as discussed in "Calihrationtf paragraph of the description and given in step form below.

1st step

a. Connect an external signal of about 45 kc of 0 dbm amplitude to the input connector (NOTE: use a precision meter to determine the 0 dbm amplitude).

b. Switch positions.

ATTENUATOR on 0 MONITOR on AM

METER on ON BAND SEL on B

SELECTIVITY on IOO~ FREQUENCY dial to give peak

indication on meter

c. Adjust CAL 2 LEV to give 0 on meter.

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2nd step

a. CAUTION do not change CAL 2 LEV.

b. Switch positions.

METER on CAL 1 BAND SEL on CAL

c, Adj ust CAL 1 LEV to give 0 on meter.

3rd step

a. CAUTION do not change CAL 1 LEV or CAL 2 LEV.

b. Switch positions.

METER on ON MONITOR on AM

ATTENUATOR on CAL BAND SEL on CAL

SELECTIVITY on 100 I'l.I

c. Adjust CAL 2 TRIM for peak m.eter indication ..

d. Adjust CAL 3 control located on top of the chassis behind the meter to give zero on the meter.

METER TRACKING

The zero adjust control is used for tracking the meter at -10 db on the scale.

To check or reset meter tracking adjust the unit to measure a frequency at 0 on the meter. Turn theattenuator up 10 db to read -10 on the meter. Adjust meter zero screw for-lO if needed. Turn attenuator down 10 db and readjust CAL 2 LEV for O. Recheck -10.

FREQUENCY CALIBRATION

Frequency recalibration is made each time CAL 2 TRIM control is adjusted for peak meter indication during calibration, however if the frequency tuning drifts more than 500 cps it may be desirable to recalibrate the bands that are off and all lower frequency bands. If CAL 2 TRIM gives a peak indication at either extreme of rotation (when planetary drive slips), the oscillator in CAL position has drifted out of the range of the control and the CAL position should be recalibrated.

An accurate 10 to 400 kc oscillator, o.r oscillator and counter will be required to recalibrate the frequency dial (main osc).

Remove the case, turn on the power and allow the instrument to warm. up for 20 minutes. Connect the external oscillator to the INPUT jack. set the CAL 2 TRIM control two turns from either limit. Set the attenuator control to level used, BAND BEL and frequency dial to position indicated in the chart below. Adjust the trimmer indicated in the chart to obtain a peak meter indication.

ATTN BAND SEL FREQ DIAL ADJUST TRIMMER
Level used F 350 kc F (in #3019 osc)
" E 230 kc E (on top of chassis)
II D 160 kc D ,.,
" C 100 kc C n
II B 50 kc B "
" A 10 kc A "
CAL CAL CAL "
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IF STAGE RETUNING

In the event CAL 2 LEV amplitude cannot be turned high enough to oa1ibrate the instrument, tube replacement, retuning the IF stage transformers, or retuning the crystal filters will be necessary.

Connect a signal of about 10 kc to the INPUT JACK. Tune in the signal and adjust front panel controls for maximum meter indication with SELECTIVITY switch on 100 cps. Rotate the top and bottom slugs of T4, then T5 for maximum meter indication. Do not rotate T3 slugs.

CRYSTAL FILTER RETUNING

Crystal filter transformers are TI and T2. T3 is adjusted during the crystal filter retuning.

A sweep frequency generator and dc coupled oscilloscope are required for proper crystal filter retuning. These are special units and

not normally available, thus it is recommended that the instrument be returned to the factory if the crystal filter needs retuning.

If equipment as described below is available and it is desired to retune the crystal filter, write the factory for instructions.

1. A sweep frequency generator with center frequency variable from 10 to 500 kc and sweep width adjustable from about 500 cps to 30 kc. It should have a repetition rate of about 0.1 cycles per second and output amplitude variable from a few microvolts to approximately 0.1 volt.

2. A direct coupled oscilloscope with a long persistence screen.

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PARTS LIST

Symbol

M Description

Part No

AC AC Ll L2 L3 Xl,S X2,4 X5,7 X6,8 X9 XIO

Dl,2,3,4 LPF FUSE

Jl

J2,3 METER SRl,2,3,4 Sl

S2

S3

84,5

Tl,2,3,4 5,6

T8

T9 Vl,4,6,8 V2 V3,7,9 V5

VlO

VII

SPEC7355 or RY-7355

202FIAC 902PMTH 3133 23600 2366 499.935 500.065 499.100 500.900 498.530 501.470 3024 IN34A 3002

AGel 111-102-1 111-103-1 12A

42-W 61··4037 74A-Sl 74A-S2 74A-S3 74A-S4,5 SP:i5A R8260

3134

3135 6G6l/6BH6 6AL5 12AU7 6BJ6

6AQ5

OB2

G Attenuator, 100 db, 10 steps plus CAL pos R

A Line cord

A Chassis connector W Choke 7Hy

R Calibrate osc coil R Main osc coil

S Crystal

S Crystal

S Crystal

S Crystal

S Crystal

S Crystal

R Dial, ratio 12/1 V Diodes, germanium

R 400 KC LP filter & input transformer D 1 amp fuse in HKP fuse holder

H Binding post, nylon

H Binding post, nylon

U Jack

Q 0-200 DC uA special scale, 800~ N Rectifiers, selenium 100 ma

R Switch, rotary 2 pole 4 position

R Switch, rotary 2 deck 1 pole 3 position R Switch, rotary 2 deck 1 pole 7 position R Switch, rotary 3 pole 3 pOSition

X 3" speaker

T 500 KC IF transformer

W Output transformer W Power transformer Vacuum tube

Vacuum tube

Vacuum tube

Vacuum tube

Vacuum tube

Vacuum tube

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PARTS LIST

Symbol

Part No

M Description

Cl WI-50S K
02,5,35 Type KI-KB M
50-54,56
59,60,66
72,.73,75
76,77
C3 VPE-4445C E
C4
466 J
C6,9,10,55 Type 630 M
71,74,78
C7 W4-224 K
CB,12 Type A M
Cll,15,20,24 Style 557 L
C40,42,44,46 style T82A L
48
C16,25,38 style TS2A L
C17,21 Type A M
C26 Style 532A L
C29,65 J
C31,32 J
C33 J
C34 J
e3G 167-12 H
C41,43,45 Type A M
47,49
C57,58,67 J
CSI Type HI-KB M
C62,64 Type E M
CG3 J
C68 J
C69 J
C70 J
eaO,83 AS-4197 B
CSl,88 style 557 L
C84
M
C87 J CAPACITORS

5 rof ±20% 100 WVDC metalized paper

.01 mf GMV 600 WVDC disc ceramic class 2

40-40-20 mt, 450-450-25V dry electrolytic 480-880 mmf com.posed .of the following: 80-480 mmf compression mica trimmer

400 mmf ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

.1 mf ±20% 200 WVDC mylar

.2.2 mf ±20% 400 WVDC metalized paper

3.3 mmi ±.25 mmf 600 WVDC NPO disc ceramic 1.5-7 mmf NPO ceramic trimmer

4.5-25 mmf NPO ceramic trimmer

7-45 mmf N500 ceramic trimmer

1.5 mmf ± .25 mm..f 600 WVDC NPO disc ceramic .5-5 mmf tubular trimmer

47 mmi ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

1000 muli ±10% 500 WVDC 8M

200 mm.i ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

250 mmf ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

11.6-202 mmf air variable (mtg bktsremoved) 155 mmi ±5% 600 WVDC NaO disc ceramic

500 mmi ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

.003 roi 600 WDC GMV disc ceramic .001 mf ±20,% 600 WVDC disc ceramic 360 mmi ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

68 mmf ±5% 500 WVDC SM

910 mmf ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

510 mmi ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

4 to 10 mmf air trimmer 4-turn 5-25 mmf NPO ceramic trimmer

347 mmf composed of the following:

two 150 mmf ±5%600 WVDC N80 disc ceramic one 47 mm.f ± 5% 500 WVDC P40 8M

30 mmf ±5% 500 WVDC 8M

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PARTS LIST
Part
Symbol No M Description

RESISTORS
Rl C 606.A. 2W 10% (680~W & 5600.A. 1/2W)
R2 c 150-",- 2W 10%
R3 c 1500 ....... 1/2W 10%
R4 p 4K lOW 10% WW
R5,6,32,41 C lOOK 1/2W 10%
43,45,51
R7,8,34,36 C 220 ........ 1/2W 10%
R9 c 680 ........ 1/2W 10%
R17,'56 C 820.n.. 1/2W 10%
R18,53,62 C l20K 1/2W 10%
R19,63 c 47K 1/2W 10%
R20,39,44,64 c 2K 1/2W 5%
R21,,35,38 C 6.aK 1/2W 10%
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R22,23,29 I 4.99K 1/2W 1% DC
R24 JF7541 F 500 ...... 1/2W 30% pot A, 13/16 S, 10 turn
R25 JF7542 F 2500.A. 1/4W 30% pot A, 1-1/4 S, SD
R30 C 2700.A. 1/2W 10%
R31 c 220K 1/2W 10%
R37 JF7540 F 5K 1/2W 30% pot type HT-45 S, SO
R40, 50', 52 C 27K 1/2W 10%
R42 Qll-130 0 200K Pot A 3/8" S
AC OFF 76-1 0 SPST sw for R42
R46 C 820.A. 2W 10%
R47,48_ C 13K 1/2W 5%
R54 C 1M _1/2W 10%
R55,58 JF7539 F 5K 1/2W 30% pot A, 3/8 S, SD
R57 I 4.02K 1/2W 1% DC
R59 I 487 ....... 1/2W 1% DC
R60 I 100 ..... 1/2W 1% DC
R61 C 56O"". 1/2W 10%
R66 c 62K 1/2W 10% 15

LIST OF MANUFACTURERS

Symbol is listed in parts list under manufacturer.

Symbol

A Alden Products Company B All Star Products Inc C Allen-Bradley Company D Bussmann Mfg Company

E Cornell-Dubilier

F C.T.S. Corporation G Daven Company

H E.F. Johnson Company I Electra Mfg Company

J Electro Motive Mfg Company K Electron Products Company L Erie Resistor Corporation M Good-All Mfg Company

N International Rectifier Corp

o International Resistor Company P Ohmite Mfg Company

Q Pace Electrical Instrument Co R RAILWAY COMMUNICATIONS INC

S Sherald Crystal Corperation T Stanwyck Winding Company

U Switchcraft Inc

V Sylvania Electric Products Inc W Transformer Technicians InC

X utah Radio Products Corp

List of abbreviations in parts list.

A Linear ta.per

AR Selected as required DC Deposited carbon

S Shaft (meas from end. of bushing) SD Screwdriver shaft

WW Wire wound

8M Silver mica.

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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL FREQUENCY SELECTIVITY LEVEL ACCURACY TYPICAL FILTER
RANGE FULL SCALE SELECTIVITY
2171 60 Cycles to 30 Cycle or -68 to +32dbm +- .5db -80 30 CYCLE FILTER
4 Kilocycles 50 Cycle Filter to +32dbm 6db- 35 Cycles
300 Cycles 60db-250 Cycles
to 4 Kilocycles
2174A 300 Cycles to 50 Cycle or -68 to +32dbm +- .5db -80 to 50 CYCLE FILTER
400 Kilocycles 100 Cycle Fi Iter +32 dbm. 300 6db- 60 Cycles
* to 400 Kilocycles 60db-450 Cycles
SPURIOUS RESPONSE: Below 60db 100 CYCLE FILTER
LOW INTERMODULATION: Below 60db 6db-140 Cycles
POWER REQUIREMENTS: 115 V. A.C.-50/60 Cycles. WEIGHT: 28 lbs. 60db-900 Cycles
* Including a wider filter and demodulator for monitoring SSB, AM and FM signals. A highly selective measuring instrument, utilizing the heterodyne principle with bolcnced modulation, offers fast and accurate means of making amplitude measurements. High resolution is achieved by means of hig h Iy selective crystc I filters, with 0 50 or 100 eYel", filter ovailab Ie for amplitude measuremenh.*A 3 kilocycle filter with demodulator is provided for monitoring 01 SSB speech or tone signols.

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RAILWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

9351 Eo.t 59th Street Raytown, Mis.ouri

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ALSO MANUFACTURERS OF:

LARGE SCREEN OSCILLOSCOPES PRINTER MOTOR CONTROLLER

CARRIER TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH TERMINALS CUSTOM TOROIDAL - REACTORS & TRANSFORMERS FILTERS: LOW PASS - BAND PASS - HIGH PASS CUSTOM TEST EQUIPMENT

A Division of

RAILWAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

9351 E. 59th Street - Raytown 33, Missouri - Phone: FLeming 3-2100

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