Thanks for all the input, gentlemen. I have made some
headway. Especially after I discovered the meter face
had a good static buildup!
I got it as close as possible and adjusted the IF gain to
match the modern rig. It's all relative...
But, if it reads anywhere close to what I consider normal
in the region up to S9 +20, it is haywire above 20 DB and
now CCW RF gain is only +40.
I always considered (and found) Drake transceivers to have 5 DB
between S units and great accuracy above S9. I there any
chance the R7 was meant to reflect a different standard?
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