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Old 04-29-2016, 10:29 PM
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Uniden 520 question about transmitting

I finally got my SWR meter, and went out and did the channel 1 (1.2), channel 19 (1.0) and 40 (1.3) adjustments on my Firestick 4'. I had to lengthen it a bit to get those numbers, but they started off kind of close, 1.5 for channel 1.

When I hit transmit on the Uniden 520, the little lights:



Look pretty much like this picture. Is that telling me that my SWR is too high? Or is that some kind of power setting? The manual doesn't say squat about it.

I'm just trying to figure out of it's normal or not. Thanks.

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I finally got my SWR meter, and went out and did the channel 1 (1.2), channel 19 (1.0) and 40 (1.3) adjustments on my Firestick 4'. I had to lengthen it a bit to get those numbers, but they started off kind of close, 1.5 for channel 1.

When I hit transmit on the Uniden 520, the little lights:



Look pretty much like this picture. Is that telling me that my SWR is too high? Or is that some kind of power setting? The manual doesn't say squat about it.

I'm just trying to figure out of it's normal or not. Thanks.
Power setting not SWR. That's normal. It is just saying you are transmitting at max 4 watts.

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Ultimate goal is 1 across all channels, the higher the number the less distance u can transmit. As long as u r under 2.5 your radio will have no ill affects

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I don't think that model has internal SWR metering. Scorro is correct, it's normal
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