Output Power Wandering & Disappearing With WSJT & WSPR

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Output Power Wandering & Disappearing With WSJT & WSPR

I started well on 30m with my FT897 set at 5W yesterday, the output power was stepping between 2W & 4W but seemed not to be a problem. Today I started up on 30m & couldn't induce more than 100mW out even though other modes (CW) gave at least 4W out. Audio from the PC is still over 1V rms.
I am now using JTDX (for WSPR-2)which seems OK, a surplus of output in fact, so I turned it down so no ALC was indicated.
It seems more economical to use the FT817, this still gave nearly no output with WSJT or WSPR and I changed nothing since yesterday. There's no .ini file on the PC to play with.
Hugh, M0DSZ