Ref Xmit Mods for 706s shown above
The xmit expand mod for the IC-706, MKII, MKIIG require removing very small diodes, these diodes are about the size of a flea, and require the use of very small tools.
I have done mods before but these are difficult.
After lots of thought I did my mod with an x-acto knife. I needed a magnifing glass and a new blade for the
x-acto knife. I cut just the solder on one side of the tiny diode, making sure that is all I cut, then pushed
up on the diode, the other side breaks loose from the board. I cut both diodes this way and it was easy
and worked fine.
I could not find a soldering iron small enough to fit into tiny space available.