Negative S-meter reading

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KL7AJ, May 24, 2020 at 12:35 AM.

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  1. KL7AJ

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    Propagation is so bad up here my s-meter reads negative.
    Guess I'll do stamp collecting.
     
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  2. KK5JY

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    The magnitude is all that matters, so you're fine. :)
     
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  3. KU4X

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    It's just the Earth's magnetic poles getting ready to flip-flop. No worries.


    sdrageR,
    -Bruce
     
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  4. W0IS

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    If the S-meter reads negative, that means that the receiver is actually transmitting.
     
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  5. PU2OZT

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    A weak fridge magnet usually does the trick.
    Oliver
     
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  6. NN4RH

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    I think negative SWR means that the transmitter sucks.
     
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  7. AG4RT

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    Your magneto reluctance and capacitive directance have switched polarity. Check with a calibrated Pareto fluxmuster.
     
  8. N1VAU

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    Think of all the postage you're saving on sending QSL cards.;)
     
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  9. WB2WIK

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    TNX CALL OM UR MINUS 3 HR HW COPY?
     
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  10. KE8IWM

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    Your dipole is connected backward.
     
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