It is the expressed as the value in watts out.
Ralph Beverly wrote:
> 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
> 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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