I recently purchased a the above radio used and in apparently GREAT condition. I'm also a new HAM. I found the User's Manual online. Q: Can somebody PLEASE help me better understand how the needle gauge works-what it represents? Any input is welcome and I THANK YOU in advance. Sincerely, Chris Loomis KJ6FQD KJ6FQD@yahoo.com Arcadia, CA U.S.A.