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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