[TenTec] QRP metering the VI+

Ten-Tec Inc. Amateur Radio Sales sales@tentec.com
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 15:45:35 -0400

Bob Mauro writes: 
> I've been using my Omni 6+ to operate QRP. The "legal limit" for 
> QRP is 5 watts. According to the Omni 6+ manual, the lowest the 
> Omni 6+ can go is 8 watts. Yet I've put my Omni 6+ on an 
> external power meter and can drop the power from 100 watts to a 
> half watt output. But the FWD meter on the Omni 6+ reads 8 watts 
> with the power knob set all the way down, counter clockwise.

Hi Bob:

The Omni-VI+ power output meter is calibrated at 100 watts.
Below 25 watts, the accuracy of the internal meter drops off.
The Omni-VI+ will run from approximately 3/4 of a watt to
100 watts out by front panel RF PWR adjustment.  We always
recommend employing the use of a calibrated external wattmeter
for accurate QRP operation with the Omni-VI.

See you in the CW SS ....QRP with the Omni-VI+ and a Bird 43.

Scott Robbins, W4PA
Amateur Radio Product Manager

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