I'm grateful for your reply.
The MB board I am building is marked V1.2B. I have a schematic also marked V1.2B. I don't have photo capabilities just now, so I can't send a photo (perhaps later if needed).
The build passed all the sectional tests in the assembly manual prior to the sidetone section. I hear no sidetone after trying all positions of R32. The manual mentions no keying action. I simply powered up with a 13.8 linear bench supply, no tone with working phones plugged into J6.
Q14 and 15 are 2n3904 as supplied in the kit. Q16 is 2N7000.
I get the following voltages.
Top of R25 and R26 10V; Q14 col 4V, base 1, emitter 0.5V; top of R28 10V; Q15 col 10V, base 4V, emitter 0.0V ??fault??; R40 bottom 5V, top 4.9V; R38 top 4V; R37 top 0.0V.
I can send the whole board to you on my dime if that would help.
I'm long in the tooth myself, Jim;>)
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