[CQ-Contest] RE Query's about "Lowe modification" on TS940

Gilmer, Mike mgilmer at gnlp.com
Mon Mar 13 08:31:46 EST 2000

On Saturday, March 11, 2000 8:35 AM, 00tlzivney at bsuvc.bsu.edu
[SMTP:00tlzivney at bsuvc.bsu.edu] wrote:
> Lowes is a British dealer, with website www.lowe.co.uk.  Don't know
> if they still do/have that mod.
> In 1986, NCJ published a two part review (trashing) of the TS940 by K1GQ.
> In the Sept/Oct issue he discusses the Lowe mod, and presents a 
> schematic which is HIS understanding of the mod - quite simple 
> addition of move RC filtering on the VCO control lines.  He correctly
> cautions that this may affect other parts of VCO stability, and says
> that the "clicks" when tuning become more pronounced.  
> Terry Zivney, N4TZ/9
> n4tz at arrl.net

I emailed Lowe last week - their response:
Yes, we offered that mod in the dim and very distant past. All the staff
concerned have long gone, and the info too. - Sorry!
Best regards

        Tony Mikol  (workshop)

I guess that says it all...


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