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I assume no responsibility for damage or inaccuracies contained in this document. In other words, USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. It worked for me, however I don't know if it will work for you.
WARNING #1: This mod requires the ability to remove surface mount diodes. Only those who are qualified to do this should attempt this mod.
WARNING #2: This mod seems to erase all memory channels, etc. You may want to save this info for reprogramming.
- Face the front of the radio towards you.
- Remove the three screws in a row across the middle of the top of the radio.
- Remove the two screws at the top rear (on the sides) of the radio.
- Pry the top cover off from the back.
- Disconnect the speaker at the connector.
- Near the top rear of the main circuit board, there is an small, oblong metal can. Directly below the right side of this can is two surface mount diodes with a white silk-screened box around them. There is also what appears to be a circuit board part number just to the left of it (mine says B4916D). Remove the LEFT diode in the box.
- To the left of this, there is a test point marked CP3. Just to the left and above this test point is another box with two *vertically* mounted surface-mount diodes (Note: there is also a place for 5 more *horizontally* mounted diodes, with 3 installed). Remove the LEFT vertically oriented diode.
- Reconnect the speaker.
- Put the top cover back on. Insert the top cover tabs into the slots and lower into position.
- Replace all of the screws.
My radio did not require a reset, however I did lose all of my channel memories. It seems to be able to transmit everywhere except below .5 Mhz. I have not tested the power output at all frequencies yet.
I hope this helps everyone who have been waiting patiently for this mod.
From: "Rafel" email@example.com
If you can read this, its come from Your www:
Len - KC2ADV
>6. Near the top rear of the main circuit board, there is an small, oblong
>metal can. Directly below the right side of this can is two surface mount
>diodes with a white silk-screened box around them. There is also what
>appears to be a circuit board part number just to the left of it (mine
>says B4916D). Remove the LEFT diode in the box.
>7. To the left of this, there is a test point marked CP3. Just to the left
>and above this test point is another box with two *vertically* mounted
>surface-mount diodes (Note: there is also a place for 5 more *horizontally*
>mounted diodes, with 3 installed). Remove the LEFT vertically oriented
For first, my circuit board part number is B4916F, i don`t understand you what diodes i must cut off, explain me, my smd diodes looks like this:
O O 6
J25 O<>O 4
O O O O
1  2 B4916F 8 9
O O O O
Diodes: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 are instaled
Diode: 6 is not instaled
My version is with Tone 1750Hz, European i think, RX 30kHz-200MHz, TX in amateur bands only,
the serial number if needed is: 02101 buyed in 18.06.97 as new in Poland.
Sorry for my bugs.
Can You type me what diodes ? I think 1 and 3.
RafaŽ SP6-1313WR, Klub SP6KBE :) Kontakt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info on the diodes from another European user:
---- (d111 none)
d d d d
1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1
6 5 8 9
D116 and D118 are responsible for out of band TX. D115 and D119 enables RX from 30KHz to 200MHz. D113 is responsible for 6M RX and D114 is responsible for 6M TX. I do not have info about D129 and D112.