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About what should the 1500 fwd pwr reading be in SSB.

Bob Member
edited March 2018 in SmartSDR for Windows
About what should the 1500 fwd pwr meter read when in SSB, with no compression turned on. I read about 4 or 5% maximum, when the mic meter reads 0dB max and ALC reads no more than 0 dB..


  • Dudley-WA5QPZ
    Dudley-WA5QPZ Inactive Employee
    edited March 2018
    The 1500 output TX Metering is not actual RF output, and is a reflection of the SW drive setting and may not be clocked fast enough. At the voice peaks at "0" dbm, then you are hitting your PEP output percentage in the "Drive" slider.. If you click TUNe button and select "Mic" or "ALC" in the TX Meter, you will see "0" dbm, the output at that Drive setting is your PEP output power, kind of a reference tone.. Maybe that makes sense.

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