Curt thank you for your advice.
Question regarding agc timing...
Referencing the July 2019 QST article authored by K1BQT he says that R5(680k) and C6(2.2uf) establishes the agc recovery time. A release time of approx. 1/2 second is noted.
Multiplying the 2 values gives a value close to 1.5 seconds if I performed the math correctly.
To reduce the agc time constant to published 0.5 second value should I decrease both C and R or can I reduce just one component?