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Old 08-18-2014, 11:07 PM
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i have a kenwood ts-450s and my alc meter don't work so when i adjust the power and mic gain car gain i am doing it blind i was wondering if there is a external alc meter that i can buy or if there is another way of doing it
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For starters, I'd suggest setting your ALC at the one-third level and leave it there.

Otherwise, my understanding is that the 450S can be operated by software, for example HRD. Perhaps a software app shows the ALC level?
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Does the meter work for everything else? Just thinking that if it does then there may be something wrong with the alc circuit. Do you get ok signal reports?
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the s meter don't work but the swr meter power meter works fine when i am on the air the report i get back is between 55-20 over s9
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For starters, I'd suggest setting your ALC at the one-third level and leave it there.

Otherwise, my understanding is that the 450S can be operated by software, for example HRD. Perhaps a software app shows the ALC level?
on the kenwood ts-450s how do i set the alc it is the mic or pwr knobs?
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Scroll down to post #5 of this thread; the adjustment method is described (which may also be the source of the issue with the meter).
TS-450S High ALC Reading
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