DX-160 Alignment Notes
When aligning a DX-160, keep the bandspread dial fully clockwise.
On page 4 of the service manual, it shows a diagram for a dummy antenna. Do not connect a signal generator directly to the antenna input of the DX-160, it needs to go through a dummy antenna.
Following are some pix of a dummy antenna I assembled. Make sure to use a metal box for yours. The parts you will need to source yourself, try www.digikey.com. If you have trouble finding a 125pF capacitor, you can use a 56pF and 68pF connected in parallel.
On my box I used binding posts to connect to the DX-160, and a BNC connector to connect to my signal generator.
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