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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

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

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
James R. Duffey KK6MC/5
Cedar Crest NM 87009 DM65

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