Post Number: 22
|Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:56 am: ||
I am currently experiencing coarse tune issues with this radio. Tuning it to center frequency on SSB is extremely touchy. I have been doing some study on replacing the 3/4 turn 20K Pot with a 10 turn pot to do the same job. I have the pot in hand now, even comes with a turn counter.
My question is about disconnection of the existing pot. I would like to keep the radio so I can put it back to stock should I ever want to. What is the best way to disconnect the pot now in use? I was considering cutting the PC board tracers to the pot and soldering the leads to the new pot to terminals next in line from the corresponding leg of the pot. The new pot will be mounted in a metal casing on the under side of the radio. This way I will retain use of the FINE tune and have the coarse tune much less finicky about moving the frequency about.
I will be using shielded leads to the new pot as well.
Any advice? Thanks 2VA524 Robert