View Full Version : Turn Down Power on Radio for SSB

The Builder
01-29-2021, 06:29 PM
Uniden 980SSB/KL-203 Amp - Will have power on AM turned down to about 1 1/2 to 2 watts but what should I set the power to for SSB - I'm thinking somewhere in the 8 to 10 range - don't want to over power anything and want to keep things cool.

Sorry I think I asked before and was told that power may not have to be turned down for SSB just want to make sure and not fry anything.

01-30-2021, 05:43 AM
I ran my 980SSB stock from the factory with a KL-200P like so many people do. But everyone to their own notion !

01-30-2021, 02:41 PM
My McKinley had the ssb set at around 3w from the factory...I turned it up to 12w and it sounds fine...could have gone as much as close to 20w, but was told that would make it sound too raspy on ssb...

I wouldn't go over 10-12w if your planning on using that amp with it.