IIrc, you turn the main tunung knob in that menu to vary power. 73 Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ralph Beverly" <Rbeverly@insightbb.com>
To: "Reflector Yaesu" <Yaesu@contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:02 PM
Subject: [Yaesu] FT-857D POWWER OUTPUT CONTROL
> 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
> 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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