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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