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Low Power Output? 6300 or 6500

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  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    Testing power output on a complex impedance load (antenna) is not an accurate way to measure the power output of the PA.  It needs to be a resistive (dummy) load.  And you have to make sure you are delivering 13.8 VDC at the radio under load to the radio when transmitting to make full power too.

    If you think you have a hardware issue, you should submit a HelpDesk support ticket.
  • Scott N8UMWScott N8UMW Member
    edited July 2016
    My load is a bird termaline and is resistive. No big deal. The extra ten to fifteen watts makes a bigger difference with the amp on and in restricted on antenna space so the extra power on the amp might make a little difference, but the radio works fine. Tim, are you saying seven tenths of a volt is going to make a ten to fifteen watt difference?
  • DrTeethDrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited August 2016
    @Scott

    Good point about driving the amp.
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    Scott - yes, possibly depending on the frequency.

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