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[TenTec] Ten Tec 555 Scout power out MOD

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Subject: [TenTec] Ten Tec 555 Scout power out MOD
From: ARDUJENSKI@aol.com (ARDUJENSKI@aol.com)
Date: Fri Apr 25 01:39:18 2003
is there a mod where a switch can be added to the back panel to set output 
power to 5W--10W--full or 50W. This would allow easy switching for QRP CW, 
QRP SSB, and FULL OUTPUT POWER......ThanksPlease note that I am not really 
interested in bypassing the final amp and making it a 556 Argo

BTW I found this note. has anyone done this mod?????

From: <A 
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu Sep 07 1995 - 12:54:39 EDT 
    I think that Ten Tec makes about the best rigs made. The Scout is no 
exception. But, if you own a Scout, how would you like to have front RF 
power control from 3 watts to 50 watts? The modification envolves using the 
microphone control for RF power. 
    I have done the mod on my Scout (serial number 07A10523) and it was easy 
if you can solder and desolder printed circuit boards. Both controls use 10k 
ohms pots. So basically, all you have to do is to remove the PCB mounted RF 
power pot and solder three wires going to the microphone control pot. The 
microphone level is modified to become a fixed level. In other words, if you 
run SSB, connect a mic and there is no adjustment needed for microphone 
level. If you run CW, remove the mic and connect your key or paddle - the 
microphone control on the front panel is your RF power adjustment. 
   I am willing to send about 10 Scout owners complete instructions on how to 

do this mod. (with drawings), the parts needed (free), and a list of hand 
tools needed. All I want is your comments and suggestions after you have 
performed the mod. that I can use for the Quarterly. 
    Send me your Scout's serial number and your name, call, and address. You 
will receive what I have promised within two weeks or less. 


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