[TenTec] Converting a Scout to an Argo?

dave R /kc1di elim@ime.net
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 07:15:12 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: William K Hibbert <wb2vuo@juno.com>
To: tentec@contesting.com <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sunday, March 08, 1998 8:10 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Converting a Scout to an Argo?

>Greetings from the Depths of the Great Bergen Swamp of WNY.
>I am aquiring a Scout 555 from the estate of a ham in BARK, Virgil,
>KF2XT, and want to convert it to an Argo 556.
>>From the book, it looks easy enough, removing the 50 watt PA module, and
>changing out 3 parts on the LLD board to set the SWR and ALC to the 5
>watt level, but has anyone done this?
>I realize that I can just re-set the power on the Scout to 5 watts, but
>this will result in a tootal current draw of over 3 Amps for 5 Watts
>while the true Argo draws less than 1.8 Amps for the same power out, much
>easier on the power budget.
>Also, will Ten Tec sell a "Replacement" Argo front panel to make the
>conversion complete?
>Inquiring minds and all that...
>72/73, Keith, WB2VUO, 100% QRP from the Depths of the Great Bergen Swamp
>"My night light runs more power than my Rig!!!"

Hi keith,

No problem.. have don't it hear worked fine.. take some time to look over
the manual  I would recomend you just leave the final and Pa in the rig
disconenct the power and by pass the Rf input to the output I found I need
not change to the lld board other than replaced the original power control
pot with a 1/4" shaft model so adjustment easier-- power controlable quite
nicely.. draws about 2 amps.
73 good luck ,
Dave Kc1di

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