[AMRadio] watt meter

Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Wed Mar 1 19:44:33 EST 2006

Think the FCC will buy it?
What if they come around and say they are sure you 
had a few peaks over 1600 watts?

I am sure they are just waiting down the street from my house,
measuring my pep....

Hope they don't measure the FM broadcast transmitter I have,
so I can listen while doing stuff around the house and yard
with a walkman, its over a watt I think...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of W5OMR/Geoff
> Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 6:26 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] watt meter
> Brett gazdzinski wrote:
> > 
> >What is everyone doing for a watt meter?
> >
> I use a scope, plate current and plate voltage meters.
> Final efficiency is typically 75% - so, 1500v @ 200mA = 300w 
> DC input is 
> close to 225w carrier output.
> If you don't use a tuner, and know that your antenna is 
> resonant at the 
> frequency you want to operate, then you don't need a bridge.
> For PEP?  Use a scope.   Allow your natural asymetrical voice 
> peaks to 
> rise where they need to, to faithfully reproduce your voice, without 
> distortion or cross-over modulation at the low frequencies, 
> and let 'er rip.
> --
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
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