[TenTec] Scout Freq stability problems!

Richard Bunn rrbunn@tidalwave.net
Sat, 03 Jun 2000 18:45:51 -0400

Dave Redfearn wrote:

> Avila, Edward wrote:
> >
> > Anyway, so I now own 5-year-old Scout with very serious mechanical
> > frequency-stability problem!!!! Just bumping the rig and it changes
> > frequency and it's really bad when twisting the radio frame!
> >
> Bumping the radio and twisting the frame is not a normal operating
> condition.
> This will cause almost any VFO controlled radio to jump frequency
> including Argosys,
> Corsairs, Tritons, FT-101s, KWM-2s, TS-520s, etc.....
> If the radio frequency does not jump around during normal operation,
> sitting on the bench, then the radio may be OK.
> Re-tightening the screws in the VFO module and the radio chassis has
> helped in some cases if the radio seems unusually sensitive to minor
> bumps or thumps.
> A VFO controlled radio may not be the best choice for a high vibration
> environment like a car. You may have to try it and see how well it
> works.
> That being said, I use a Scout mounted in my car as a mobile rig, mainly
> for CW listening while on the drive to/from work. It works fine under
> most conditions but may jump in frequency if I hit a bump or an uneven
> stretch of road. I have also used it as a portable PSK31 station while
> parked, so this Scout seems to be fairly frequency stable.
> 73 - Dave
> ===================================================
> Dave Redfearn, ARS N4ELM, McKinney, TX
> Email: n4elm@NOJUNKhome.com (to reply, remove NOJUNK)
> QRL? de N4ELM/qrp

I agree,  I've never tried to bend the frame on my Paragon II and I don't
think I could have bent the frame on my KWM-2A and I know that I could not
bend the frames on the 32S1/75S1, so why try.  I might be able to bend the
frame on the TS-430S, but thats a Japanese radio and its not as sturdy, but
I can't think of a reason to do that!

73 Rick

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