Can I extend the duty cycle of my radio ?
- A1. Among other things, the duty cycle of a transmitter is related to the heat generated by the unit whilst transmitting. The manufacturer has listed a maximum operating temperature for the transceiver in the specifications list and this figure must never be exceeded. Keeping the transmitter well under the listed heat threshold is an important step to increasing the units duty cycle.
A2. If the base is relatively close by, try experimenting with reducing the transceivers output power. Most high power mobile transceivers can be programmed to operate at lower output levels. Less transmit level directly equates to less heat.