What power is the tx? With my 10mw tx's I get no reading at all.
I also tried just connecting the voltmeter to a battery and turning the tx on right beside it to see if it effected the voltage measurment. And even in 500mw mode it only changed it by about 0.1 volts.
Last edited by NDw; 23rd March 2012 at 03:48 AM.
I think so. But IB or Mictronics would need to confirm.
I would say connect the shield only in ONE side, and I bet connecting it to the detector ground is better.
I use a twisted servo wire coiled with 4 to 5 turns, no problems with induced voltage due to RF in it's proximity.
When you said "200mW should give you 2-2.5V forward", this happen with a good antenna (low SWR), right?
I ask because my detector gives 2.3V with 500mW DL with its regular whip. Could this somehow low voltage be due to the hopping scheme used in the DL?