Display Brightness Mod for FT1000MP
Mark V by KC3QL
If you would like to improve the brightness of the
display this how you can do it. On the inverter board,
there is an 18 OHM 1 Watt resister. ( R3502 ). Replace
this resister with either two 10 Ohm 1/2 Watt resisters,
in parallel, or one 5 Ohm 1 Watt resister. The result
will be as follows.. your dim will now be what your HI
was. Hi will be brighter, but not too bright. A more
pleasant looking display. DO NOT jumper the resister as
you can cause components to fail on the display board
from over heating.
The original resister drops the 13V dc down to about 10V
dc. The new resisters will only drop the voltage to
about 12V dc.... There are NO heating issues from this
mod. ONLY a much better display...
I make NO guarantee with this mod,
do it at your own risk..
73's John KC3QL firstname.lastname@example.org
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