I have an AL-1500 about a month old and I'm having doubts about its meters. The needle that acts as a multi-function meter seems to disagree wildly with everything else in my shack. On PO it reads about 500w higher than my other 2 power meters. On Ip it reads at or above 1000 mA when tuned to 1.5kW. I thought this thing was supposed to "protect" on high SWR? I tuned up into a dummy load and accidently switched to the wrong antenna. An arc (less than a second) was all I got, no protection. I keep expecting the grid current to jump up but it doesn't. I feel like I'm beating on the thing to get it to 50mA. The tuneup instructions say to increase drive to 100mA grid current, but I can't get it there without taking the plate current really high. I believe everything is reading much higher than it really is. Is there anything I can do without a precision power meter? My AL-80B meters agree both on its own needle and my other 2 power meters. I've tried calling Ameritron tech for a week, to no avail. Any help here will be very appreciated.