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[TenTec] Ten Tec 544 Supplement

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Subject: [TenTec] Ten Tec 544 Supplement
From: weingaertner@nac.net (Robert Weingaertner)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 18:43:25 -0500
Michael O. Hyder wrote:

> About the lamp in the pointer above the tuning knob on the Tritons:  if you
> are using a 6 volt bulb, it's no wonder the thing doesn't last very long.  I
> got some replacements from Ten-Tec several years ago -- I'm sure they are 12
> or 14 volt bulbs.  Then I placed a 100 ohm resistor in series with the
> little bulb.  It will probably last forever.
> On all my Ten-Tecs I have put a 33 ohm resistor in series with each meter
> lamp.  That doesn't make a discernable difference in the illumination but
> greatly increases the lamp life.

The same is true for the meter lamp in the Scout. It is too bright
for nightime mobile or campsite use. I put a 56 ohm 1/2 watt resistor
 in series with the lamp to reduce the brightness and extend the life.
Anything between 47 and 68 ohms will do.

                73 all, Bob WB2VUF

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