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[TenTec] TenTec SCOUT feedback

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Subject: [TenTec] TenTec SCOUT feedback
From: "Dave Roscoe" <w1dwz@rcn.com>
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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:46:25 -0400
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I would appreciate any comments from the knowledgeable and helpful TENTEC gurus 
on this site.

I have been having problems with a SCOUT. It is the 3rd one that I have owned, 
and the previous rigs did not display this anomaly. When using in the  SSB  
mode, the receiver does not totally mute, while transmitting , and you get 
significant sidetone audio back through the speaker,  making it difficult and 
distracting .  The volume of this audio is independent of the volume control so 
you cannot even crank down the Audio Gain when you are transmitting to quiet 
it. (Remember the old days with the separate receiver and transmitter  when 
doing a changeover ?? !! ) It is presently at the factory, and the Service Dept 
tells me it is quite common in the earlier versions, which difficulty was 
eliminated with a Surface Mount  Technology  audio board that was used in later 
production. (Unavailable now, out of production)
They say they have "quieted it down a lot" but I am anxious to see how much.

Anyone have any comments ?
73 Dave W1DWZ
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