After 35 years of hamming, I've decided to go mobile to appease the
condo-Nazis. I purchased the 857D and installed it in one vehicle, with the
other one to follow soon. Perhaps I'm just stuck on stupid here, but I can not
find a way to adjust the power output on a given band. My FT890AT and my FT847
both have concentric knobs, with the inner one labeled "Mic Gain" and the outer
ring labeled "RF Out". The 857 has none. I've been through the menus and the
closest thing I find is Menu 075, a Maximum Output, per Band menu. The manual
makes no mention (that I can find) about adjusting power output.
It is a must for me to run the rig mobile at a lower power level without frying
the electronics on the automobiles.
Also, does anyone know what the value represents the displayed number in Menu
Mode 075? A value is displayed and is supposed to represent the maximum power
out for each band . But is the value expressed as watts or a percentage of
maximum power? Page 109 of the manual is of no help. For example, if I'm on
6M, and activate Menu 075, it displays "50". Fifty what?
Love the size and flexibility of the 857D, but methinks Yaesu has crammed a few
too many features into the limited space, some at the expense of others, like
Power Out knob.
de, Ralph W4REB W4REB@arrl.net
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