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The problem you are having would appear to be asociated with the PLL circuit. Since you can make some adjustment of the TP1 voltage then it is probably basically working but you either have a component in the wrong place or the wrong way. You should pay close attention to all the components in the upper right corner of the schematic around TP1. This is the PLL circuit. For example C15, C20, C13, D8 C11, R20 R21, Q2, Q3, etc. Basically all the components around these components between U3 and TP1 on the schematic. You also mention that the parts are not tight to the board. The components in this area could cause problems if the leads are very long. I don't know what you mean by not tight to the board but it wouldn't hurt to make sure thay are all fairly close to the board. The transistors are not too critical but cah ve safely installed 1/4 inch or less from the board.
You don't mention what the frequency is when you are getting the 6.5 volts. Make sure you are setting the frequency to 107.9MHz for a 9 volt reading at TP1 and to 88.1MHz for the .8 volt reading. It shouldn't be actually transmitting at 107.9MHz at that voltage. Don't expect L1 to adjust the full voltage swing at any given frequency. It should only adjust around the indicated voltage at the freqeuncy indicated. Check it on a receiver. You MUST have the frequency set to 107.9MHz to adjust the 9 volts and 88.1MHz to adjust to .8 volts. The set up on page 22 of the manual explains this.
As far as L1 being installed in two ways, it is symetrical and it doesn't matter the direction it is installd. It will work either way. That's why the manual says it doesn't matter.
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