<<< With the new RF gain S meter interaction, the S meter is
always correct if the signal is above the RF gain setting>>>
IF THE SIGNAL IS ABOVE THE RF GAIN SETTINGS..... This is precisely my point,
if the signal is NOT above the rf gain setting then NO s meter reading is
available, whether accurate or not, having the s meter to read actively all
the time gives you an idea of what the relative strength of the other stations
signal is and you can quickly give him a report.
Contesting maybe a different matter as everyone is 599, so why would a
contester need an s meter to begin with?
But for those of us who have regular QSOs and needing to give reports if is
helpful to have a working s meter all the time, not just when the RF gain is
turned up high enough tor the s meter to function. Maybe the question should
be asked, What is the S meter for anyway? ......to be able to offer signal
reports, or to see where the RF gain is set.
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