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Variable Capacitor, Help Please.

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Can anyone help me please?

I am building a simple FM transmitter, the circuit diagram can be found here:-

Free Kit Plans - Build your own FM Transmitter

I could not get the type of variable capacitor listed and instead have a dielctric film trimmer type (I believe). This has 3 pins on it whereas the one in the diagram has two.

Does anyone know what the third pin is for and what I should connect it to?

Any help would be very gratefully received.


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Thankyou so much for your help.
I'm am about to try that link to find which pins are which. At least the part is O.K. and I can build it now.


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You don't need a link to show you that two pins are shorted together.
You just need to measure the 3-pins variable capacitor with an ohm-meter.
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