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Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by ranger2970, Nov 13, 2009.
Cover for Transmit is Speaker, Side.(top).
Remove Speaker cover, Install Watt Meter - With Antenna installed. Look for (6) Small Pots. TC 5400, VR5401, VR5402, VR5403, VR5404, VR5405.
Adjust All to get the highst swing,Modulation. All pots are Black in color, Except the TC5400.
It is on the other end of where you are working TC5400 is RED in color.
If you don't like your setting Just turn back down alittle.
Did you use a good PEP active reading meter?
If not, by raising the power you will stress the PA.
Not only that, the difference in 70 or 100 watts out is hardly noticable on the other side anyway.
How are you testing the rig? Using a tone?, talking?
Most 100 watt rigs will only show you 35 to 60 watts out with normal talking. All 7 of mine does. If you want your rig to sound great on the air leave it as it is.
And as Justme said
I remember a few local 11 meter CB guys near me a few years back talking about this big power mod in fact a 200 watt!! power mod they had found on the internet they were going to do to this guys Icom IC-718 I told them that it was a horrible idea and that radio is going to most likely go KABOOM!! and toast well what the hell do I know they said and insisted that it works because it was posted on the internet.
Well it was about a week or so later and the crying, p!$$ing and moaning started the radio litterally said pop bang and was dead away it went to Icoms service center and was gone for several weeks for its repair. The only time Ive messed with any power settings in any of my several HF rigs it was to the service manual specs.
As said you will never see on a receive meter or hear 20 - 30 watts power increase anyways. I know first hand that people will do what they want reguardless so all I can do is suggest to leave it where it is your meter may be off aswell and by messing with factory setting you may cause other issues.