Galaxy saturn tubro 100 watt power is sticking after key up.
Not sure what you mean completely. If you mean, when you key up, it keys at 100 watts and stays, then this is probably not a problem.
If it doesn't swing, it is either the watt meter you are using, or you have the power up too high, or both.
I usually key my saturn turbo around 80 watts. You have to be careful with these radios. they get hot fast and when they do, they get whacky. Make sure you have a PC fan plowing on the heat sink on the back.
The higher the dead key, the less swing you will see.
Now as for the watt meter....
There are a few types of meters out there. The 2 most common are ones that read AVG, or average watts, or PEP or Peak envelope power, which in short terms is your Peak wattage. Some meters do both.
An AVG meter will not read peak wattage, or swing. So if you meter is an AVG meter, or is set to AVG, then it will not read swing, and will show you your dead key, and that's it. Some times the needle will move a little, but it is not showing your true swing.
All in all a PEP meter is a loose representation any way, because you really cannot get an accurate reading when there is modulation. But it's close enough. You would need a spectrum analyzer to really see what you are putting out with modulation. AVG with no modulation is a more accurate reading however you cannot see swing.
Now PEP while transmitting in SSB with modulation, would be accurate. Just not AM, but like I said, its close enough and is what every one goes by.
I don't know if your Saturn turbo has been modded or peaked and tuned but, you should see a max of about 170 to 200 watts swing on that radio if its been done right. But you will need a PEP reading meter to see that.
I wouldn't run it past 80 watt dead key for long. With that radio you should really only run what you need. For instance, when I am using mine, I start at around 70--80 watts, and do a check, and if it's not strong enough I bring it up a little, until the audio sounds good to who I am talking too.
Like I said, you have to keep it from getting too hot.
Nov 04, 2010 |