I think that could be the case. My radio with the default settings are roughly 100mW or more off depending on which power level is selected. Certainly some variations between radios.VK3KYY wrote: ↑Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:17 amkt4lh wrote: ↑Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:53 am250mW has worked since I moved to OpenGD77, I'm never more than like 30 feet from the hotspot generally, so it's not exactly DX but it's just a Pi-W-Z sitting on the desk with the junky antenna that came with the MMDVM, seems fine. For all I know, maybe 50mW is outputting zero on my radio, I have no way to tell.
Also don't have any sane way to tell if 100mW uses less power than 250mW, but always happy to test and report what I see. What do you guys use to measure such power levels?
The problem is most likely that its very hard to set the radio to output 50mW. Or even 75mW.
So the power setting on one radio to give 50mW could be a lot different for another radio to give 50mW
I've attached my version of 50mW, and also has 5W++ mode, and various other changes
It may or may no be giving 50mW on your radio
KT4LH, I use a Surecom SW-102 with a dummy load. It's always been pretty accurate for testing to 100mW. I can't speak for much below that. I have another meter I could test with that might work. I would see if you can key any line of sight repeaters on analog or digital using the lower power settings.