Power output 8000dle

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Power output 8000dle

Postby greg » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:38 pm

Doing a drive calibration, I noticed that the 8000 is capable >300w cc @ 100% drive. Radio draws >45 amps at that level.
Wondering is that typical of these units. The pwr window displays 318w max, and is confirmed by my Bird wm.
Unit runs solid at that level and shows only about 10 deg c rise after 1min key down.
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Re: Power output 8000dle

Postby w-u-2-o » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 am

Never tried running mine that hard, and I don't think I'm going to! ;)

I calibrate for an accurate 40W since 40+/-10W is typically what I use to drive my amp.

Edited to add: that 40W calibration is done with the RF drive slider control set to "40". So I do have access to a reasonably full range of output power levels, but the drive control is highly non-linear so it is not very accurate at either the high or low end of the range.
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Re: Power output 8000dle

Postby Jim » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:35 am

Greg, saw the same with mine out of the box and freaked out. Calibrated mine for proper output per band to drive my amp to near full output. For me that's 35 watts MAX.

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