I’m looking for advice as to whether I’m being too precious with SWR and in doing so, costing myself Watts.
Across most of the frequencies I use, I have an SWR of 1:1.
Max 1.4 : 1 at the high end of my rig’s range.
I have a Zetagi TM999 in-line which is a Wattmeter, SWR meter and matcher all-in-one.
Now, when running low power, SWR of 1.4:1 would not bother me enough to use the matcher.
However, when running a linear, I use the matcher to pull it down closer to 1:1.
However, upon doing so the Wattmeter falls from 80W to 60W, (as example).
Probability not the most accurate meter, however, am I concerning myself too much with the SWR v’s the linear’s transistors?
Would you guys just roll with the 1.4:1?
Is it even worth using the matcher for 1.4:1 ?
Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated as always,