Knight-Kit T-60 AM/CW Transmitter
This is a Knight Kit T-60 Novice transmitter from the 1960's. It is a CW and AM transmitter and uses a 6DQ6A as the output tube. Knight advertised this transmitter with their R-55(A) receiver as a Novice-class station.
The front panel as found. The two chicken head knobs are not original. The original knobs are cheap plastic and over tightening the set screw on the shaft can cause them to crack. The Band switch knob is also cracked and spins on the switch shaft. The fix is to fill the back cavities of the knob with epoxy, but unfortunately, a former owner already replaced the two other knobs with the chicken heads..
In the left pic someone made a hole in the back of the chassis and did a really sloppy job of it. In the middle are some bad solder joints on the switch and in the third pic there is a gray wire not soldered to the terminal strip.
To keep the top looking as original as possible the old 20uf electrolytic capacitor was disassembled, the ends cut off, and then soldered onto the replacement capacitors leads. The new capacitor was then reinserted into the old shell.
Under the chassis after repairs. Wires with melted insulation on the ends were trimmed back where possible and insulating sleeves were slipped over others. Bad solder joints were cleaned and resoldered.
There was an errata sheet from Knight with some changes that had never been applied to this transmitter so these were done as well.
The hole in the chassis back was epoxied shut. A lot of the screws had the lock washers under the screw head instead of the nut so these were all changed.
Last updated 12/22/2021