Ok, before you jump down my throat I’m not talking about breaking any laws here. I have a little Mariner VHF radio made by Si-Tex. I bought an SWR/power meter to check it and my fathers Uniden 525 (or 535, I don’t remember) radio and antenna installations. Well the SWR was great for both, but on high power my radio only put out 17 watts, not 25. His puts out like 26. His radio is a beast.
How hard would it be to get it cranked up to the legal 25 watts? Would my range increase much from 17 to 25? I don’t think it would as I only have a 3’ whip, but if it is nothing more than turning an adjustment pot, I can do that easily. Any help would be greatly appreciated.