Want is the latest consensus on S-Meter reading? 10db too high or not?

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Let's compare an RF carrier input with a Flex 5000 and a 6XXX see what the difference is. Inject a -73dbm signal, S-9, same bandwidth, which is right or wrong? PSDR or Smart SDR or does anyone see the same since we have a hover over dbm option with 13.10? Or is the S-meter gonna vary when you expand or contract the panadapter? I would think it would be relative to the rx slice.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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This issue has been previously addressed in the community
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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We found the problem here. Before we had full calibration in the radio, a fudge factor was applied to the meter. After full calibrations were added, we forgot to remove the fudge factor. It has now been removed and should be in an upcoming version of the software.