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Re: S units



Generally, 6 dB per S-unit is used, with 50 microvolts as S-9. dBs marked
above S-9 with 1dB = 1dB.

This is arbitrary.  Most receivers are different from the above, some by
quite a bit. There is no "standard".

As an alternative, I suggest the following.

Tune in the loudest signal you can find. Mark the meter "Louder than Giant's
Roar""

Tune in the weakest signal you can copy. Mark the meter "Softer than a Cats
Whisper"

Tune in a signal halfway between the two.  Mark the meter "Just about Right"

This will be as useful as an S-meter and quite a bit more interesting when
you give reports. :^)= - Dr. Megacycle KK6MC/5
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James R. Duffey KK6MC/5
Cedar Crest NM 87009 DM65


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