Before I send my 2 month old Scout into Ten-Tec for service I though I
ask the experts here. Do I have a real problem or just a limitation of
the PTO in the Scout. Here goes:
When tuning the Scout, if I keep the PTO turning in the same direction
everything is OK. I can stop on a frequency and move on to other
without any issue. If I stop however and change directions, either up
or down the band, the PTO jumps in frequency 200 to 300 hertz in the
last direction it was turned.
At first I though it was backlash in the screw assembly but I do not
feel any mechanical movement. The actual frequency of the radio is
moving - not just a counter issue. 200 Hz. is very recognizable in the
I use this radio only in the mobile. It is mounted vertically using
the Ten-Tec bracket and a small wood block under the back of the
radio, resting on the mounting bracket, to keep the weight off the
power and coax connectors.
Please help if you have seen this before and I hopefully have
something that Tec-Tec or I can correct. Fine turning this radio in
the mobile is a real pain in the - - -.
Mark Libner (NS9N)
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