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 Post subject: Help! Restringing a Realistic MTA-11
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 7:07 pm 
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Cannot figure out for the life of me how to restring this dial cord. The tuning shaft(knob) fits in from the front!? How am I supposed to restring this thing without the knob in place??

Can't find schematic/diagram for this model.
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 Post subject: Re: Help! Restringing a Realistic MTA-11
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Pictures. Hopefully this will shed some light on my problem. I can usually handle technical problems but suck at puzzles like this. (sigh)
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 Post subject: Re: Help! Restringing a Realistic MTA-11
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 8:10 pm 
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A bit crude maybe, but this is an example of the current way I have this thing strung.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Restringing a Realistic MTA-11
PostPosted: Jan Sun 21, 2018 10:11 pm 
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If your cord binds or doesn't move freely...
here's the real McCoy... :)

This is 0.41mm 1/64" Braided and highly recommended for Transistor Radios.
Not the super slick version.
See this posting http://antiqueradios.com/forums//viewtopic.php?p=2076328#p2076328

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Greg.


Edit: image updated.


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Restringing a Realistic MTA-11
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 7:03 am 
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Hey thanks Greg. I did end up using fishing line. I actually used the Spiderwire Stealth Braided line. I saw that recommended on this forum awhile back, Power Pro is good stuff too though.

Well I finally was able to restring the dial cord, but gosh was it hard. These models use a tuning shaft/knob that is all one piece so I actually had to restring the thing around the knob while holding the board at the same time. I actually used a crochet needle to loop the cord around the shaft :lol: . Whew......


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 Post subject: Re: Help! Restringing a Realistic MTA-11
PostPosted: Jan Mon 22, 2018 7:09 am 
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If it wasn't a challenge, it wouldn't be any fun to conquer, eh? :wink:

Glad you got it together though!

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