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200 watt capable radio

AB8WD
AB8WD Member
In the radio market no one is producing a 200 watt radio this would put you in a class of your own everybody has 100 watt radios today and some hams need the little extra with a built in ATU THANKS.
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  • John KB4DU
    John KB4DU Member ✭✭✭

    Well, double the power (100 watts to 200 watts) is a 3dB increase, only 1/2 S unit at 6dB per S unit. So from S7 to S7 and 1/2. Not really as much increase as it sounds like. From 100 watts to 1000 watts (10dB) is less than 2 S units increase.

  • AB8WD
    AB8WD Member
    Based on that and Tim's presentation the cleanest and loudest gets noticed so 1/2 db may make a difference without the 1500 watt @7000.00 Thanks
  • VE7ATJ_Don
    VE7ATJ_Don British ColumbiaMember ✭✭✭
    edited March 16

    Doesn't Yaesu produce a 200W unit -- the FDX101-MP?

    And, as John pointed out, the extra power doesn't really translate to increased contacts/readability in tough conditions. I find the DX+ compressor cuts me through pileups quite well. (Plus a bit of patience and persistence :-))

  • Dave KC9EI
    Dave KC9EI Member ✭✭

    Don't forget about Flexs' inclusion of Controlled Envelope SSB! It is one of the lessor known and touted feature of Flex radios now.

    It is the CE-SSB speech processor feature that can produce nearly 3dB of effective gain. I think it is actually closer to 2.8. Check it out.

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
  • Chuckers5
    Chuckers5 Member
    After reading the QEX CESSB piece, I would like to know if CESSB is always enabled or is it a selectable function on my Flex 6500. Any feedback on that question is welcomed. I could RTFM but I imagine it is buried in the details.
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

    Yes, it is in the manual. :) Would you like me to look it up?

  • Mike, is this the 3 settings of compression, normal, DX and DX+ ? Or is there some other setting? If so, is it on by default or must this be selected? Many thanks, Jim

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
  • Thanks, Mike. I understand perfectly now. My AM ragchew group reports it sounds best for that mode of operation with the compressor on but set to Normal. Makes sense. 73, Jim

  • Chris
    Chris Member ✭✭

    most every time anyone mentions 200W capable rig, the responses are "the extra power doesn't really translate to increased contacts/readability in tough conditions".

    while it is a true statement regarding ordinary operating modes like Phone, CW, and RTTY, it is not an entirely true statement regarding digital modes - especially those modulations with a high crest factor. ALE and other digital modes offer increased range with only a couple more dB S/N and transmitting key-down time can be increased.

    the Kenwood TS-480HX was the EMCOMM 'go to' rig because of the 200W capable PA: endurance, headroom.

    = 73 = KB3CS

  • Cirrus Secure
    Cirrus Secure Member
    Beginning of QEX CESSB series:
    http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QEX_Next_Issue/2014/Nov-Dec_2014/Hershberger_QEX_11_14.pdf

    "In my [first] Nov/Dec 2014 QEX article on controlled envelope single sideband (CESSB)"

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