MFJ-259B coils

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by DaveM, May 5, 2007.

  1. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    Anybody happen to have the details of the dipper coils for the MFJ-259B Antenna
    Analyzer? Mine have become lost in a garage/workshop cleanout that went awry.

    Need number of turns, coil diameter, coil length if possible. Think I can
    remember the rest of the details well enough to rebuild them.

    Thanks for your help
    --
    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the
    address)

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer to the end, the faster it goes.
     
    DaveM, May 5, 2007
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  2. DaveM

    Dave Guest

    What coils?

    My MFJ-259B has all the guts inside!!!



    DaveM wrote:

    > Anybody happen to have the details of the dipper coils for the MFJ-259B Antenna
    > Analyzer? Mine have become lost in a garage/workshop cleanout that went awry.
    >
    > Need number of turns, coil diameter, coil length if possible. Think I can
    > remember the rest of the details well enough to rebuild them.
    >
    > Thanks for your help
     
    Dave, May 6, 2007
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  3. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > What coils?
    >
    > My MFJ-259B has all the guts inside!!!
    >
    >
    >
    > DaveM wrote:
    >
    >> Anybody happen to have the details of the dipper coils for the MFJ-259B
    >> Antenna Analyzer? Mine have become lost in a garage/workshop cleanout that
    >> went awry.
    >>
    >> Need number of turns, coil diameter, coil length if possible. Think I can
    >> remember the rest of the details well enough to rebuild them.
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help

    >


    Yep!!! My MFJ-259B has lots of guts too.
    The dipper coils are used to make the Analyzer operate like a grid dip meter.
    Extremely useful for tuning traps, tanks, etc. They are an accessory to the
    Analyzer; I think the part number for them is MFJ-66.
    There are two coils in the set, one for 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz, the other covers 20
    MHz to 170 MHz.

    Cheers!
    --
    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the
    address)

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer to the end, the faster it goes.
     
    DaveM, May 6, 2007
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  4. DaveM

    Dave Guest

    DaveM wrote:

    > "Dave" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >
    >>What coils?
    >>
    >>My MFJ-259B has all the guts inside!!!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>DaveM wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Anybody happen to have the details of the dipper coils for the MFJ-259B
    >>>Antenna Analyzer? Mine have become lost in a garage/workshop cleanout that
    >>>went awry.
    >>>
    >>>Need number of turns, coil diameter, coil length if possible. Think I can
    >>>remember the rest of the details well enough to rebuild them.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks for your help

    >>

    >
    > Yep!!! My MFJ-259B has lots of guts too.
    > The dipper coils are used to make the Analyzer operate like a grid dip meter.
    > Extremely useful for tuning traps, tanks, etc. They are an accessory to the
    > Analyzer; I think the part number for them is MFJ-66.
    > There are two coils in the set, one for 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz, the other covers 20
    > MHz to 170 MHz.
    >
    > Cheers!


    Wow! I learned something today. Even old farts can learn something new.

    BTW: my grid dipper is a real grid dipper ... AN/PRM-10. Anybody remember that
    old boatanchor?
     
    Dave, May 7, 2007
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  5. DaveM

    Highland Ham Guest

    > Yep!!! My MFJ-259B has lots of guts too.
    > The dipper coils are used to make the Analyzer operate like a grid dip meter.
    > Extremely useful for tuning traps, tanks, etc. They are an accessory to the
    > Analyzer; I think the part number for them is MFJ-66.
    > There are two coils in the set, one for 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz, the other covers 20
    > MHz to 170 MHz.

    =======================
    Assuming that these dipper coils are connected to a PL259 plug for
    connecting to the MFJ259B 's SO239 socket , it should not be too
    difficult to homebrew the coils .........I'll have a go at that.

    Frank GM0CSZ / KN6WH
     
    Highland Ham, May 7, 2007
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  6. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > DaveM wrote:
    >
    >> "Dave" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >>>What coils?
    >>>
    >>>My MFJ-259B has all the guts inside!!!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>DaveM wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Anybody happen to have the details of the dipper coils for the MFJ-259B
    >>>>Antenna Analyzer? Mine have become lost in a garage/workshop cleanout that
    >>>>went awry.
    >>>>
    >>>>Need number of turns, coil diameter, coil length if possible. Think I can
    >>>>remember the rest of the details well enough to rebuild them.
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks for your help
    >>>

    >>
    >> Yep!!! My MFJ-259B has lots of guts too.
    >> The dipper coils are used to make the Analyzer operate like a grid dip meter.
    >> Extremely useful for tuning traps, tanks, etc. They are an accessory to the
    >> Analyzer; I think the part number for them is MFJ-66.
    >> There are two coils in the set, one for 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz, the other covers
    >> 20 MHz to 170 MHz.
    >>
    >> Cheers!

    >
    > Wow! I learned something today. Even old farts can learn something new.
    >
    > BTW: my grid dipper is a real grid dipper ... AN/PRM-10. Anybody remember that
    > old boatanchor?
    >


    Yeppers!!! I surely do remember the PRM-10. Almost bought one at a hamfest a
    few years ago, but it looked like it had been through just about every battle in
    WWII, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

    They were good instruments; I used them while I was in the Navy as an ET during
    the 60s. I found them to be quite useful while overhauling old comm equipment
    while I was aboard the USS Vulcan (AR-5) during that period. Got a tremendous
    amount of experience on that ship.

    Cheers!!!!
    --
    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the
    address)

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer to the end, the faster it goes.
     
    DaveM, May 7, 2007
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