[time-nuts] Looking for Tracor 599 VLF Receiver Manual

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 15:06:43 EST 2011


No I did not scan it

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM, <EWKehren at aol.com> wrote:

> Paul, did you scan the manual?
> Bert
>
>
> In a message dated 1/5/2011 2:58:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> paulswedb at gmail.com writes:
>
> Al,
> Bert who is on this list is quite an expert. He has helped  me.
> I have a pair of 599s One working the other so so.
> Several  comments.
> Pretty sure that your 599 will not do loran.
> Loran was nothing  like what the system worked on steady cw carriers.
> Generally it worked on  25 KC and below on the stations that no longer
> exist
> wwvl as an  example.
> There was a mod that allowed it to work on 60 KC. What I have done  not all
> that successfully with Berts guidance was modify the vco for 60  hhz. It
> does
> indeed work but I loose lock from the boston area.
> Those  octal sockets are for filters for the various  stations.
> Regards
> Paul.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM,  <woffermom at cs.com> wrote:
>
> > Subject: Looking for Tracor 599  VLF Receiver Manual
> >
> > I have acquired a Tracor Series 599 VLF  Tracking Receiver system that
> > I'd like to use for WWVB  reception.
> > I'm curious if anyone has, or knows of, a source of  manual(s) for this
> > system.  It consists of the following  units:
> > Power Supply 599-502
> > Phase Servo    599-402
> > AGC-Phase    599-300
> > Synthesizer   599-102
> > Receiver          599-203
> > When I peaked inside the receiver module (the 599-203) I  noticed a set
> > of octal sockets that I suspect accept old style crystal  modules to
> > establish (switch selectable) receive frequencies, so my  guess is that
> > the receiver was set up to receive various Loran  stations.
> > If anyone has any knowledge regarding this system, or knows  of a source
> > for a manual, I'd appreciate some feedback.
> >  Regards,
> > Al Burke, WB9SSE
> > 11714 Millstone Dr.
> > Fort  Wayne, IN 46818
> > 260-637-1989
> >  woffermom at cs.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
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