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[TenTec] Even Easier Scout QRP!

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Subject: [TenTec] Even Easier Scout QRP!
From: mapn4dr@erols.com (Marc Pressman)
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 12:40:41 -0500
Having been long time Scout user and tinker, I have followed the
description of the various methods of easy Scout QRP. Most have 
centered on using a switch and resistor to toggle between 4 or 5 watts 
and full power. What if you want to set at 10 watts or 25 watts? This 
system will not work. Instead I obtained a small piece of rigid plastic 
from a small parts plastic tray, cut it into a narrow strip and glued
one end to the top of the power level potentiometer on the bottom of the 
Scout. I made the strip narrow enough so that it will protrude slightly 
 through the hole in the bottom shell where one normally inserts the 
screw driver to vary the power. Now this small tab can be turned easily 
 with the rig on it's side and the desired level of power can be 
precisely set. If the rig were up on blocks, one could even adjust the 
level without moving the radio. To return to stock condition, one needs 
to merely remove the small piece of plastic.

Good luck and happy QRPing!!!

Marc Pressman, N4DR

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