I have a used IC-7000 and am concerned about the UHF FM transmit power. I think it might have a problem now that I've tested it with a watt/SWR meter.
I know that the UHF spec is lower (35W), but it takes 80% RF power to get only 5W. At 50% RF power I get about half a watt out. To compare, it only takes 15% to get 5W on VHF FM. SWR is effectively 1:1 on both bands.
Is this normal or is something probably fried on the UHF side?