From: "Chuck Carpenter"
To: Subject: R-M Xtal Sockets Date: Sunday, September 01, 2002 8:23 AM Rod, Here's something that others may find useful. [Picture attached.] I cut some pins from an Augat type DIP socket with machined pins and solder them into the holes for the crystals. Note that this may cause a clearance problem if the enclosure isn't tall enough. This allows you to plug in different crystals. I have a pair of 7122s that I'd like to try. You can also readily experiment with inductors and other parts in series with the crystal as Dave suggests in his instructions. For instance, if you used these pins for the inductors and capacitors in the filter circuit, changing values for 30 meters wouldn't be too difficult. Other uses might include changing part values like resistors and caps to make modifications and other suggested revisions. You are limited to the diameter of wire the socket pins will accept. Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ, Point, Rains Co., TX