Going to start modifying an old Diamond Select Star Trek TOS Communicator I had lying around. Fortunately this one has the metal lid attached. Anyone interested in sharing ideas or participating is welcome to do so!
The silver paint was a little faded at the mid plate area so I added a fresh coat.
I was told that if you remove one of the solder spots on the circuit board that bridges a connection you can recover one of the Mr. Spock phrases ("Your signal is very weak, can you turn up your gain?").
So I removed the connection at this location and at first it did not work when I went through the phrases. But then I removed the batteries for a short while and reinstall them and pressed the button again to go through the phrases and there it was, the extra phrase. It worked! How cool is That! :cool