Note that this change will worsen the strong signal handling capability of the receiver on 12 and 10 meters. Make this change only if you need to increase the IF gain to hear weak signals on 22 - 50 MHz.
To disable this pad remove R68 and/or Q14 (R69 and Q17 for 6 meters). If for some reason the signal meter ever needs to be recalibrated at 28 or 50 MHz remember that the signal strength reading has been increased by about 15 db.
Reduce the RF Gain to limit band noise above 22 MHz.