Ok. I chopped my DC power lead down to 16" and soldered a pair of heavy duty lugs on the end. The PSU is an Astron 35m, fairly new. I adjusted its voltage for 14.0 as measured at the terminals. Then, with the DVM probes jammed into the Anderson PP on the 6500 I measured exactly 13.96v, key down. Not bad! Power output now at 95 watts max, any band. I also used a different, shorter coax jumper to the meter and dummy load. I hated to shorten my cord. Now I need to order another one in case I want to relocate the rig. So by increasing my voltage and shortening the cord I gained about 3 watts maybe. It's still low in my book. BTW: Both my external watt-meter and the one in SmartSDR read nearly the same.....>Low
As for those Anderson Ppoles, I think they are dinky. The tiny strip of metal inside them seems inadequate ....What is the part number for those so I can order more?