Tech Tip #1 Giving signal reports when going through a repeater
Keep in mind, when your working a station on the repeater and he is changing his output power, giving an “S” meter report really does nothing. Your “S” meter is listening to the repeater and due to that, when a user changes power, you will not see any difference since you receiving the output of the repeater whose power remains constant. The best you can do, is listen to the signal to noise ratio and tell him when noise starts encroaching on his signal as the repeater hears him.
S meter reports remain useful when your working stations on simplex and not going through the repeater.
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