Quite right, Jim. I did some tests on an FT-1000D and it
was pretty accurate above S-5 (4 to 6 dB/S-unit) and
very accurate above S9. Below S5 it fell apart.
> The FT-1000D forexample isn´t perfect either but much
> more "perfect" then the 930. I have checked the S-meter
> on the 1000D but don´t remember the figures, just
> remember that I tought it was "decent".
> 73 Jim SM2EKM
> Tom Rauch wrote:
> >>I also have a single HF2V far away from the 4 square and
> > have done on the air tests with EU stations switching back
> > and forth between the two setups. I'll admit the gain
> > testing may have also been affected by propagation, etc.
> > Also, I've done a lot of receiving testing looking at the
> > differences on the S meter on the rig (930S) while switching
> > between the two. What I will state is that there is
> > definately an improvement. Phil
> > Most S meters I've tested are OK over S-9, about 5 dB per S
> > unit near S-9, and drop to very low db/S unit values at the
> > low end of the scale. Of course some are better, some are
> > worse.
> > A few of my radios are 1dB per S unit at low S unit
> > readings, although they are very close around S9 plus.
> > I think the fact most S meters are less than 5dB per S unit
> > is behind manufacturers of miniquads and things making
> > exaggerated gain and F/B claims.
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