[amsat-bb] Possible trouble with new Icom IC-910H

Peter Pauly ppauly at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 12:19:42 UTC 2017

Yes, and I know the mic works because I can hear it on my handheld when in
FM mode.

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:18 AM, Matthew Stevens <matthew at mrstevens.net>

> Are you using the stock mic?
> - Matthew
> ​ nj4y​
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:02 AM, Peter Pauly <ppauly at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I bought a used IC-910H on ebay for satellite work an am having a possible
>> issue with it.
>> I tested the 2m and 70cm transmitter and receiver in FM mode with my
>> handheld and they work fine. I hooked up a Bird 43 wattmeter with a 50E
>> slug (50W, 400-1000Mhz) and when I transmit on 440Mhz FM I get an
>> indication of power output on the meter.  So far so good...
>> Then in USB/LSB mode however, I get no indication on the meter, despite
>> turning the mic gain up and talking into the mic. I've also up'ed the RF
>> power with the little knob and that doesn't help. The red light flashes on
>> the rig (ALC indication) and the meter on the rig moves. I can also hear
>> distorted audio on my FM handheld (as expected since it's FM and not USB)
>> but I'm worried about the lack of power indicated on the Bird.  I haven't
>> been able to try CW yet because I don't have the right sized plug. Should
>> I
>> be concerned about the lack of power?
>> Summary:  Bird wattmeter shows power out on FM, but not on USB/LSB.
>> Thanks
>> Peter
>> W9KG
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