§97.313 Transmitter power standards.Is it better on low power or high?
all of the questions i have been asking are about ham radio receive and transmit,please accept my apologies for not being specific.You’re posting this in a scanner sub forum. I’m assuming by the thread name that your question is about transmitting on a radio. Is this about an amateur radio or GMRS (or something else)?
This is a question you need to answer yourself. If you can reach another radio (or a ham repeater) reliably on low power - then that’s your answer. If you can’t, then you go to high power.
I always keep my radios on low power and revert to mid or high power if necessary.
It’s pretty simple to figure out.
I think this is self explanatory. As a ham, one should only use the minimum power needed to get the job done.§97.313 Transmitter power standards.
(a) An amateur station must use the minimum transmitter power necessary to carry out the desired communications.