Joe Malloy wrote:
> Bill Mellema wrote:
>> I am new to the Ten Tech reflector after acquiring a nice but much modified
>> Argosy II Serial Number 2004. My unit has a very sloppy RF gain
>> modification. Is the modification (added RF pot and pulled a resistor off
>> the AF/IF board) worth cleaning up or just rewire it as it came from the
>> I would appreciate anyone's insight and comments on this and other mods
>> for that great little rig.
>> Thanks in advance...Happy New Year To All!
>> Bill N3WM
> I've got an Argosy too and they're great little rigs. I've modified
> mine with an "RF" gain pot which works reasonably well -- for if the
> Argosy has a weak point (and it's has a few!) it's that it overloads
> really well with strong signals and the AGC circuit can't keep up with
> such signals. The evidence is that loud "popping" noise you hear with
> good, strong signals. So I'd recommend that you keep the modification
> as-is (assuming it works). That and other mods for the Argosy and
> Argosy II can be found at http://www.qsl.net/tentec/mods/525mods.htm .
> You might find it interesting from a fellow who has modified his Argosy
> to be a real performer!
> Joe, W2RBA
I did the same mod to my 525D, well worth the little bit of effort and time.
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