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FT-817ND power settings on 13.8 volts

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I am wondering what is the indicator on the screen so i know what power level I am running when I use external power supply ?
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From the FT-817ND manual:
Four power levels are available on the FT-817ND: 5 Watts, 2.5 Watts, 1 Watt, and
0.5 Watt. When using Alkaline batteries or the supplied FNB-85 Ni-MH Battery
Pack, the microprocessor, detecting internal battery use, automatically sets the power
level to 2.5 Watts, which appears on the display as “**”. If you set the power to five
watts, the power level icon is the same as for 2.5 Watt operation, but at 5 Watts the
icon is blinking. For 0.5 Watt, there is one “bar” to the right of the “L” in the power
icon, and for 1 Watt there are two “bars” displayed.
** insert power icon which resembles L)))

If the power icon is flashing or absent, you're running 5W, 3 bars is 2.5, 2 bars is one watt and one bar is 0.5W.
 
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