Re: [FT897] TRANCEIVER WILL NOT DRIVE CLOSE TO 100WATTS ON SSB.
- I was wondering about this today. I upsed mic gain a bit and saw the
modulation go up but alc not show. Need to make contact really. Long
wire into a tree this morning recieved and tuned well. Mobile monoband
this evening different story.
On 5/3/09, K9ZTV <k9ztv@...> wrote:
> Jurgen is absolutely right.
> Every Field Day we have to keep a continual eye on the SSB station
> because some idiot sees 30 watts output and takes it upon his
> (uneducated) self to max the MIC gain.
> New amateurs would be well-served to learn amateur radio from
> knowledgeable hams in their local radio club rather than from a book or
> off the Internet.
> I'm also amazed at the number of SSB operators who refuse to follow
> their Owner's Manual instructions to adjust the MIC gain for minimum
> ALC. Unless they see a wildly swinging meter needle or a full bank of
> blinking LEDs, they're just certain there has to be something wrong with
> their transceiver.
> Kent K9ZTV
> jurgen vogel wrote:
>> Friend, it is not a matter of your microphone at all. Even with 50
>> watts shown on a watt meter you probably overdrive the transceiver and
>> cause a lot of distortion and splatters, Remember your radio lessons,
>> SSB power output is the peak to peak power of your radio during voice
>> transmission, the power shown on your watt meter should be between 25
>> and about 40 watts for a full power output of 100 watts. In CW mode of
>> course you will see 100 watts power output. In am you have only 25
>> watts shown but your real power output will still be 100 watts but
>> mostly will be in your sidebands which do not show up on a watt meter.
>> Remember your radio theory or look it up and you will understand what
>> I am talking off.
>> 73's Jurgen VK 6 AHI
>> --- On Fri, 1/5/09, chuckn4ued <n4ued@...
>> <mailto:n4ued%40arrl.net>> wrote:
>> HAS ANYONE HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE HAND MICROPHONE OR ANY OTHER
>> MICROPHONE NOT DRIVING THE TRANCEIVER TO 100 WATTS OR CLOSE TO IT ON SSB.
>> I HAVE TRYED DIFFERENT SETTINGS AND IN NO WAY WILL THIS 1 WEEK OLD
>> 897D DRIVE PAST 50 WATTS?
>> ANY IDEAS OR DIFFERENT MICROPHONES.
>> THE ONLY OTHER MICROPHONE I HAVE USED IS THE HEIL HM-10 DUAL.
>> CHUCK N4UED
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From: w4nsc [mailto:epadgett@...]
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 1:50 PM
Subject: [FT897] Re: TRANCEIVER WILL NOT DRIVE CLOSE TO 100WATTS ON SSB.
I HAD SWITCHED TO AM AND FM WHILE TUNING AND ONLY GOT 80 WATTS OUT IS THEIR
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