Hello to all this is my first post here.
My name is Carl and I live in NC.
I have my Grandfathers Tempo 2020 that I have been using for about 9 months he bought it new in the 70's
Since I started to use it I have found some things are not working as they should. The the S-meter which is stuck in the middle, NB switch does nothing, I can not get a full 100w on every band...etc
the other night I was taking on 80M and something got hot and there was smoke. I shut is down and then powered it up the next day and noticed it was is constant transmit mode. I then noticed that the VOX,OFF,MAN switch was in the "MAN" position. When I turn it to the off position it was working again. now I have never seen this switch do anything before so I do not know what happen.
With all of the little problems and the reduction of magic smoke I am going to dive into it and go completely through the radio and get it back up to working the way it is suppose to.
I do have a somewhat complete parts radio to work from if needed.
so I may be looking for some advice.
One question that I have is I know that the 11 meter is receive only and can be modified to transmit(not legal). Is is possible to change this to use a different band like 60,30 12 or 6 meters?