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 Icom 7300 SSB average power mod 
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It's very similar to the one doing the rounds for the 7100.
Has anybody done this yet, reports please.

http://sp3rnz.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/icom-ic-7300-ssb-power-mod.html

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Neither of mine give a low output like described.

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Sangoma wrote:
Neither of mine give a low output like described.


Mine seems OK as well, perhaps the ones they were testing had the early release firmware.

I'm not going to bother as it drives the amp OK.

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Sangoma wrote:
Neither of mine give a low output like described.


Mine seems OK as well, perhaps the ones they were testing had the early release firmware.

I'm not going to bother as it drives the amp OK.


Maybe they expect the meter to hover round 100W on SSB, a 30W average power would be about normal anyway with no processing.

Yes, If I use an amp, it needs 6-7W for 400W out, which would be ideal if I wanted to use it.

I wasn't particularly struck by the article :)

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I wonder if they have tried something simple like taking out the fuses and brushing them up with a fine abrasive? The IC-7000 used to loose power out put due to oxidation on the pins of the fuses, since they both use the same holders.

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Some Polish Ham thinks he knows better than the Icom factory.
Nothing new, people were complaining about the same thing from the TS 480HX, I happen to own both and don't think there is any issue with average talk power.
There will always be messers who think they know better.

Just hope I don't come across one that lives near me.

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Its almost like people measuring SSB power saying its low don't use proper peak hold meters and that they also don't know how much compression they should have or how much ALC they should be running. 20dB is not it and there should be NOTHING AT ALL showing on the ALC meter other than the odd tickle on voice peaks.

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I've just come across this thread.

At 50% mike gain and 6dB compression my 7300 gives a healthy 100W on peaks.

Never had an issue.

I think Icom knows how to design an HF transmitter by now!


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