TS-830S safe pwr level for FT8

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KE8HBV, Dec 30, 2020.

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  1. KE8HBV

    KE8HBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    What is the highest power output level I can use for FT8 with my TS-830S without danger of cooking the finals?
  2. N0NC

    N0NC Ham Member QRZ Page

    <50 Watts. See the manual page 25 ( notice that they say 100 watts input (1/2 of 200w)). In SSB mode, the power is controled by the Mic gain. The drive control only works in tune and CW. So keep the Mic gain down to control the output. You could also wire up a dc voltage with a pot to generate a level of ALC voltage to control the power in SSB.

    73, Chuck
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2020
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  3. KE8HBV

    KE8HBV Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK thanks for replying
    Thanks for replying. I have been using it at 100w for FT8 for a few days and just wanted to make sure. I will use 50w output form now on

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