You write "It rather falls out of the concept." and3) Of course SDRs have the potential for extremely
I can not understand what you mean.
You wrote "2) There are rather few radios in the hands
of hams that are accurate with their S-Meter readings."
and I disagree. There are many SDRs in the hands of
hams today - and most of them have extremely accurate
That makes sense. I think I'd go with signal peakWell, I wrote peak power, but of course the meter
gives the peak RMS power since the detector is a
true rms detector. there should be no subtraction
of 3 dB.
Sorry I did not express myself clearer. When I mentionRegardless of what units one presents the data inAh, but is it "instantaneous" power (peak voltage
peak power of an RF signal I ALWAYS mean peak envelope
power. "peak envelope power (of a radio transmitter):
The average power supplied to the antenna transmission
line by a transmitter during one radio frequency cycle
at the crest of the modulation envelope taken under normal operating conditions." I have always thought that this
is a common practise when talking about radio;-)