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I have a Teaberry Stalker one, the polarity was reversed it burnt a diod wich i can get but there are 3 tunning coils which melted the wax and are no good, they are L8 L5 L10 what are they and can i get them somewhere?

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No. If they are coils of 22 or 24 gauge wire- no. They would still be potentially usable if the varnish has not carbonized.

If these were common to ground as pass filters and the same size, they should be 47 micro henry. If they were the IF cans- scrap the radio. The amount of work involved is more than the radio is worth. In large part because there is more than just those parts involved.

This is what is easy to find
There is a possibility there were two versions- pre and post 40 channel

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SOURCE: i just purchased a teaberry stalker 1x and

Sorry I am so far away but sound like the clarifier is open, that is it works on transmit. As you talk to your friends try to move the clarifier a bit at a time to see if it will track with them.

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