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TX Meter resolution

Chuck - KJ6HT
Chuck - KJ6HT Member ✭✭
edited January 2018 in FLEX Series (Legacy) Radios

Is there anyway to adjust the resolution for the TX meter in PowerSDR 2.7.2? I am getting involved in some WSPR activity and would like to be able to adjust/observe output below the default 1 watt scale (1/4, 1/2 watt etc.)

Thanks in advance,

Chuck - KJ6HT

Answers

  • Michael - N5TGL
    Michael - N5TGL Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Just send less signal to the radio and you'll get what you're after.  Turn down the TX from VAC.  I was able to get sub 500mw pretty easy that way.  Not sure if the meter was that accurate though!

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    The watt meter in PowerSDR in conjunction with the radio hardware does not have the resolution to accurately measure RF output below a few watts.
  • Chuck - KJ6HT
    Chuck - KJ6HT Member ✭✭
    edited January 2018

    Thanks for the quick replies, I appreciate the help.

    Chuck - KJ6HT

  • Dale KB5VE
    Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Get a wave node mine will measure in tents of a watt! And boy is good looking on a monitor next to smart/power sdr!
  • Dale KB5VE
    Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Tenths of a watt I hate auto correct I pad!
  • Michael - N5TGL
    Michael - N5TGL Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I've got a LP-100a digital vector wattmeter now which measures down to 50mW, so I think I'm good.  :)
  • Dale KB5VE
    Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    That great. I have three of the wn1 and I am so sold on the wave node runs right with my bird meter. The wn2 reads like the lp and is free standing and or runs the computer program.. I am all about the "visual experience" Glad you have it covered.

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