Using Flex 6500 with Expert 1.3k amplifier

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I am using my 6500 with an Expert 1.3k amplifier connected with auto band switching direct from 6500 to Expert which all works fine. Auto drive power to the amp has also been set up.  My question is how to better control the amplifier power output as the Flex power adjustment is too coarse for variable setting, presumably due to the high gain of this amp.  It would be great if the output power from the Flex could be varied at low levels in 0.1w steps similar to the K3.
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Mal G3PDH

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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for the FLEX-6000, RF power is graduated in ~1W steps and it is fixed.
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John - K3MA

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Another option is to change your amp from the International version to the US version that needs to meet the FCC requirements so that a higher drive level is required to produce full output.