Here is how to fix a problem with low transmit audio on CQ 100. A lot of newcomers to CQ 100 have low transmit audio on their first qso. You can fix this problem rather easily! Just open up your record panel on your soundcard settings. Go to the mic gain setting slider. On the bottom of the slider there will be an advanced button. Click on the advanced button. This will take you to a new box that will probably have a check box for "20 db boost". Check this box if it is unchecked. Then adjust your mic level on the control panel so that the meter on your CQ 100 peaks up to between 9 and 10. This should take care of the problem!