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Flex 5000A Frwd Pwr reads ZERO when Tx

mike Member
When 5000A is set for 100 drive and connected to the AT4K tuner I get a 0 watt Frwd Pwr reading on the Flex and 50 watts on the  tuner at 1:1 SWR on 20m.  Would this be considered normal?


  • JB
    JB Member ✭✭
    edited March 2016
    That is what you might see if the meter is set to REV power when transmitting. I have had that happen to me after I have checked reverse power and not set it back to FWD during the transmission I was checking.
  • mike
    mike Member
    edited March 2016
    I agree Jon, however the meter is set to Fwd. Ran some tests with dummy load directly connected to Flex. Drive set to 100 and yelled into mic.....got 0w Fwd. reading. However with Flex connected to tuner/wire antenna I am able to work YB8ZL, 8300 m away on 20m.  Don't think my Flex meter is working and I don't trust the Fwd meter on the tuner.
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Try resetting  the database, or reinstall the program.  Sometimes any software will "glitch" or get corrupted for unknown reasons.
  • mike
    mike Member
    edited March 2016
    Thanks Ken for your input.  I reinstalled the program and no joy yet.  Time for a trouble ticket.
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited March 2017
    This issue has bee transferred to the HelpDesk.  If you have a similar issue, please open a HelpDesk support ticket.

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