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Old 12-02-2012, 10:23 PM
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Question TK-805DH TX Wattage Adjustment Question..

Anyone have a picture of the infamous VR5 adjustment inside the 805D models??

I'd like to make sure I am at 33-35 (35 is max wattage for the DH) and not cranked down.. is their tiny numbers on the POT or is it just turn clockwise..

Help appreciated..

I got lucky and snagged a DH with a 7000+ S/N for $95 shipped off EB.. due in tomorrow.
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Old 12-04-2012, 2:33 PM
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Any one know which direction for turn the POT?? Clockwise or Counter to go up in TX pwr..
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Old 12-04-2012, 5:49 PM
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You really ought to have a wattmeter connected to the radio to do this.
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Hi,

You will most likely only get a couple of watts out of it, and by making that adjustment only run the final amp that much hotter. A couple watt increase over thirty watts or so will really not make a noticeable difference.
My humble advice would be to make improvements to whatever you use for an antenna where you can realize gain measured in decibels (factors of ten)rather than a small percentage.

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Old 12-04-2012, 7:14 PM
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My 805DH runs great at 30 watts, no need to max it out because it will tax the p.a. in the radio.

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