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copain



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PostSubject: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2012-01-21, 1:31 pm

On the rear of my Heathkit GR-91 there is a phono jack labeled Q Mult. Nothing in the Heathkit manual for this unit tells what this jack is for or what kind of device plugs into it. Does anyone here know?
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2012-01-21, 1:49 pm

Try this link:


Maybe it was intended to make a more selective bandwidth ?

http://www.heathkit-museum.com/ham/hvmqf-1.shtml

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2012-01-24, 2:19 pm

I'm sure you are correct, based on the name of the device given in the Heathkit description, from the Heathkit Museum. However, I must say I've never seen nor heard of before this device. It is shown in the Heathkit schematic but it isn't clear what its purpose is. Thanks for the help.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2012-01-24, 9:50 pm

I am more familiar with q multiplier term used in Ham Radio receiver's, it is used to make the IF section have narrower bandwidth to block very close frequencies from overriding the selected station.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2015-04-04, 4:23 pm

Three years old, this thread is probably deader than a door nail, but here we go anyway...  Using a Heathkit GD-125 Q-Multiplier, which has its own built-in 115 VAC power supply, connect the Q-Multiplier output to the mystery phono jack on the back of your GR-91 with an ordinary phono cable.  BE CAREFUL WITH THAT GR-91!!!!   IT HAS A "HOT CHASSIS".  USE AN ISOLATION TRANSFORMER WITH IT.  With the GD-125 Q-Multiplier, you can "peak" or "notch" an adjustable frequency which will enable you to use the GR-91 for effective reception of "CW" or morse-code signals.  It will also help eliminate annoying whistles and hetrodynes that may interfere with shortwave reception.  Have fun with it!  Q-Multipliers are fun to play with and they work pretty well.  I think the Heathkit GD-125 is one of the best.  Type in "GD-125" into the YouTube search box, and you should find a great video of a guy messing around with one.  Check it out!
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2015-04-05, 8:45 am

Thanks eddie_current for the details. That info is always welcome.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Heathkit phono jack   2015-04-10, 11:41 pm

Those Heathkit (and other brand & DIY) Q multipliers were widely used back in the 60's.
 Many articles on them in the magazines on how to build them using the old ARC 5 stuff, and such.

For a while you could find them at the hamfairs for $2-5.00 EA.
That's how I got mine.
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