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DIGITAL POWER/SWR METER

Post by dgbacb4148 » Friday, 22 July 2016, 16:02 PM

Any suggestions what is best bang for the buck ?
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Re: DIGITAL POWER/SWR METER

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 22 July 2016, 16:56 PM

Check out the LP-100A Digital Vector Wattmeter, get the 2 channel just in case you want to add VHF/UHF, be prepared for price shock.

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Re: DIGITAL POWER/SWR METER

Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 23 July 2016, 17:36 PM

There were a few companies in the past that had a led bar for SWR and power, Palomar M-827 was one, Palomar had others too, you'll see them on that auction site once in a while and Bombero made a post about one by MFJ, viewtopic.php?f=5&t=48167" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , looks interesting.

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Post by Scholar » Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:19 AM

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Re: DIGITAL POWER/SWR METER

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 28 July 2016, 11:15 AM

I do like that one and the one with an analog meter only thing wrong is I would like to see them make it 6 digit on the frequency counter.

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Re: DIGITAL POWER/SWR METER

Post by Bluerunner » Friday, 29 July 2016, 5:25 AM

Digital is good for some things, like a digital multi meter, when measuring a steady state.

However when you are measuring something that changes such as power under modulation or varies due to power supply drop analog can't be beat.

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Post by Rabbit Ears » Friday, 29 July 2016, 6:20 AM

I have a vintage Hickok digital I use. But I'd rather use a BIRD. *wink*

I've seen digital wattmeters fry!
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Re: DIGITAL POWER/SWR METER

Post by Scholar » Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:28 AM

I have both digital and analog. I really prefer the analog. Both are accurate and both have there pro's and con's. Analog, to me is better when using side band.
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Post by Rabbit Ears » Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:36 AM

You said it! *grin*
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