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I have a general FT8 question. I’ve noticed that on some transmissions (not all) my power will drop just before the end of the transmission. For example, I have it set to 90W on some exchanges just before it’s done the transmit power drops to ~60W. Is this normal behavior?
I also tried cutting the power down to ~20W and have it drive my ACOM 1000 - just as a test. Seeing the same thing, though the numbers are obviously higher.
SWR is a constant 1.2:1 I mentioned this to someone, and they told me that it’s how FT8 behaves, something to do with the way it calculates signal levels. Just did not sound quite right to me.
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