The "Wonders" of WackPack Ok, I finally got the opportunity to look at an S9 that was Super Wack Packed (according to the little paper sticker seals on the radio). I've included a photo of the Wack Pack itself (basically a PPE mod with no resistor), and of the AM waveform it showed. I've also included a photo of the AM waveform after the diode was removed, and the AMC reset. The waveform photos are not too clear, but they show what needs to be shown. I couldn't seem to get my cam to focus on the 'scope today.... Oh, the vertical calibration is the same in both photos, so you can see that the same voltage level, therefore the same power, is being developed after the pack was removed. The timebase was set differently so I could get a steadiest trace for each waveform. If this is what they do for a wackpack, then my opinion is that they are complete BS and hype artists, not to mention leaning heavily towards the hack side of the bench. My opinion is based on what I've seen in only 1 radio, so take the opinion with whatever salt quantity you wish. They did NOT disable or modify the AMC/ALC in any way that IC, though.