Re: PSK Power Level
- Lot of different replies here with a lot of different information. First off, PSK is a key down mode. You're transmitting all the time, bandwidth has nothing to do with it. If you run 100 W on PSK you will risk burning out your finals. So, rule of thumb is just like AM mode, read what they recommend there and what they limit AM transmission to, 25W. That is what you should be running any normal digital mode, PSK, RTTY, Olivia, any of those key down modes, and even some of the others too. Also, there should be no ALC reading, if you have ALC reading, you're splattering.
C'mon guys read up on what's going on. I guess that's why I see those wide PSK31 signals in my waterfall.
- Ah duh.... Forgot I didn't need to be in DIG mode to do PSK. Got it.
Been looking for you on .55. Got it on now if you're around. Got a couple
other questions for you.
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Joel <hiqual@...> wrote:
> Until Yaesu releases a mod, I would just use USB Paul . Make sure you
> have your speech processor off..
> Make sure you understand the rules for 60 you must be at the center of
> the band. You may want to read up
> on it a bit or feel free to give me a call to discuss.
> On 5/6/2012 1:40 PM, Paul Christy wrote:
> > Wow. Love this group. Didn't expect to see so much flaming in a
> > technically oriented product board. But keep it up. Love animated
> > discussions.
> > For my two cents, the bottom line is that many of us have run the
> > continous
> > duty modes at 100W for long periods of time with no trouble and have seen
> > no manufacturer documentation to the contrary.
> > I have only had one problem with a continuous duty mode. My son came in
> > for homework help and I accidently set his text book down on the key and
> > headphones off and didn't notice what I had done. Transmitter was fine
> > many minutes but eventually smoke started coming out of the LDG AT-897
> > Plus
> > autotuner! It may have not been tuned up at the time. Apparently no
> > damage though because it still works ok. Have never had any such problems
> > with PSK.
> > BTW, speaking of digital modes. Anybody know how to get digital modes to
> > work on 60 meters? Yes it is a bit of a troll because yes I am too lazy
> > try and dig through the archives or even start a new thread. And I know
> > that allowed uses for 60 meters seem to be somewhat controversial. So...
> > Flame Away, but I really would like the answer if anybody knows....
> > Later.
> > Paul.
> > WB9QAF
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