I notice that the SWR indication on the radio does not seem to follow on
SSB. However, in TUNE it tracks quite well up to about 5:1 or so.
This has been a comment about the power reading ability of the bargraph as
well. My opinion, not very important. It's accurate in TUNE and SWR
carrier modes, but SSB is best described as "cute".
I use an external meter as well for power and SWR measurements.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bryce" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <TenTec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 1:17 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Omni VII first impressions....odd things
> After reading the manual and getting a bit more comfy with the rig...
> I've notice a rather strange thing
> on transmit on any band, meter set to read SWR
> the SWR shows really wrong values.. like 9:1 swr
> checking cables, and then into a 50 ohm load while monitoring with a
> Bird wattmeter, the SWR on the Omni VII shows values that are way out
> of wack..
> and as you key the radio, the SWR keeps changes. Sometimes, it shows
> correctly, other times the SWR keeps changing along with the keying
> Yes, yes, yes, i've checked cables and connections, when the radio's
> SWR meter is kicking up, the bird wattmeter shows flat.
> I've fixed the problem somewhat----I've set the meter to show power
> out and not SWR.
> anyone have any thoughts on this??
> Mike Bryce, WB8VGE
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