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100 watt radio

Feb 28th 2013, 21:05


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With a 100 watt radio in ssb mode talking in a normal voice the power meter reads about 25 watts but if i give the mic a sharp whistle the meter will hit 100 watts. How much power is actually being transmitted in normal voice ?
Feb 28th 2013, 23:18


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A typical analog meter will interpret 100 watts PEP of voice as 25 or 30 watts. A highly damped Bird 43 is even less accurate--you may see only 7 to 10 watts when transmitting100 watts PEP of normal voice.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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