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MARS mods and widebanding


Just thought id share a quick tip with you guys regarding the above, I have seen a lot of the posts in this section are all about this and I recently did my Kenwood TS-570d and as it was surface mount components I was reluctant to get the soldering iron out..

I found it easier to use a craft knife and cut the track to the relevant resistor/componant.. My logic for this was that if i ever sell the radio i can strip the track back and with a little solder its back to standard and no new awkward components fitted..

This may or may not be of use to you guys but it seemed to be ideal for me emoticon

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Re: MARS mods and widebanding


Thank for that advice emoticon

I didn’t fancy the solder option either when I did mine, but I used a small pair of clippers and snipped the component. But your option sounds better.


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Re: MARS mods and widebanding


Cutting tracks in any radio especially a nice HF set... I hate the thought of it..

I would rather de-solder the resistor or diode and using a small piece of Gaffa tape attach the componant to the inside lid or chassis, Its there then if you ever want to re-solder it for selling the radio on...

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