M2 PLL VHF exciter output power High?

mboden <mboden@charter.net>

Working on a problem and don't want to over think this.
The GE Mastr II VHF repeater with PLL exciter has an output power measured at .8 watts (800 mW)
I know that the manual says it is normally a 250 mW output.  One place says exciters are minimum of 250 mW.
But I don't remember seeing this high power into the 10 watt PA stage.
I pulled two of my spare units and they both have the same power level.
So now I am questioning what is normal and what I remember.

Any ideas?

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