Rik Strobbe wrote:
Hello Alberto and Alessandro,
The fact that a RX has a 'lazy' S-meter doesn't mean that it is a poor RX.
A correct S-meter is nice to give exact reports, but what really counts is
the sensitivity and good IM behaviour of a receiver.
yes, of course, you are quite right. But lacking on my side a direct
of that rig, I used the available data to try to formulate a thumb-estimate.
Ideally, a good S-meter should occasionally flicker on the noise produced by a
50 ohm resistor at room temperature placed across the antenna input. The AGC
action should however enter into play only after a given threshold.
But this would be to ask too much to a receiver. After all, they aren't
instrumentation... I think the only calibration the manufactures do is to set
S-meter indication at S9 with 50 uV input at 14 MHz. Any other reading is
73 Alberto I2PHD