IARU Region 1 S-Meter Std Selection

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IARU Region 1 S-Meter Std Selection

Postby WA9ZVF » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:30 pm

I believe I basically understand that checking the box to select the "IARU Region 1 S-Meter Std" basically says S9 is a 50 microvolt signal into 50 ohms. I may be missing some details. The question is, if the box is not checked how is the calibration then defined? What's the distinction between the two options?


Ray Mikula
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Roger
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Re: IARU Region 1 S-Meter Std Selection

Postby Roger » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:58 am

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_meter#IARU_Region_1_Technical_Recommendation_R.1

"IARU Region 1 Technical Recommendation R.1 defines S9 for the HF bands to be a receiver input power of -73 dBm. This is a level of 50 microvolts at the receiver's antenna input assuming the input impedance of the receiver is 50 ohms.

For VHF bands the recommendation defines S9 to be a receiver input power of -93 dBm. This is the equivalent of 5 microvolts in 50 ohms."

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Re: IARU Region 1 S-Meter Std Selection

Postby Tech_Support » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:41 am

Hello Ray,
As Roger pointed out, IARU region one specification changes the definition of s9 from -73 dBm to -93 dBm for VHF frequencies and greater. if you un-check this box, s9 will remain at -73 dBm for all frequencies.

Sincerely

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