questioni re:WSJT-x

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Safe power output on WSJT-X.  Just getting started with WSJT-X.  With the duty cycle of 48 seconds, what is the recommended wattage out for the 6500?  I currently run no more than 15 watts, and have K9DUR SDRMonitor running to keep an eye on the temp.  It never goes above 50 deg C.  Is this about right to protect the 6500?  Also, I will run the amp which is rated for 1200 watts, at 40 watts maximum.  JT65 is a fun mode, but not at the expense of ruining the Flex, or the amp.
Tnx for the input.
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Larry , W8LO

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"I currently run no more than 15 watts, and have K9DUR SDRMonitor running to keep an eye on the temp.  It never goes above 50 deg C.  Is this about right to protect the 6500?"

The radio has thermal protection logic to prevent damage from overheating.  If you are not getting errors, I wouldn't worry about it.