[TenTec] Power setting on Scout

Bill_Ames@hyperion.com Bill_Ames@hyperion.com
Fri, 16 Jun 2000 06:38:52 -0400

>I recently bought used Scout 555....the fellow I bought it from sez finals
>were replaced 4 years ago by Ten Tec.

>My question is: he had power output set to max which, according to my three
>watt meters, was more than 90+ watts output!! Not bad for a 50-watt rig, but
>will this harm finals in the long run?

>To be safe, I've already set it back to about 60-watts output. I know the
>different between 60 and 90 is barely discernable at the receive end!


Very interesting. Can you tell how much DC current the power supply is
providing? Perhaps the watt meter is not too accurate?    ;-)

Actually, I don't think it is physically possible for the Scout to output 90
watts. Was SSB or CW watts?


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