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#1 billycassels

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:04 PM

Any recommends for swr power meter



#2 Jones

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:08 AM

Bird 43 with number 5E, 25E, and 50E slugs will cover GMRS nicely.   -pricey though.


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#3 axorlov

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 12:45 AM

Do not buy Surecom SW-33 for GMRS. It's a miles off on these frequencies.



#4 Corey

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 11:05 AM

I use a Telewave 44A Broadband 20-1000 MHz as it requires no collection of slugs and measures power up to 500W.

 

HRO has them for $860 but you can find a lightly used one on ebay for a few 100 bucks, some may have current calibration and if your lucky the case.

 

 

I went down the Bird rout and realized the cost of slugs adds up quick and decided on the Telewave 44 was a better investment.


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#5 JohnE

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 11:13 AM

another fan of Bird. 43 w/full compliment 25Mc through 1Gc


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#6 RickW

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 08:41 PM

I use the Yaesu YS-500. I just looked it up and apparently it was discontinued. It was just over $100 a few years ago. I have heard that even if low cost meters are not extremely accurate across their entire range, they are fairly decent when you are close to 1:1 SWR. 

 

Perhaps the MFJ 873 at around $80 might be a low cost unit that would work well enough?



#7 UHFJim

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

I use a Diamond SX-400



#8 n4gix

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:37 PM

I use a Diamond SX-800 as well as a Workman SX-144/430.



#9 Elkhunter521

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:47 PM

I have a problem spending more money on a test meter than on the radio/antenna that Im testing. I use a MFJ874. Its not junk but not the best either. I have several meters I bought for CB, but they dont work above 140 Mhz.
Be vewy vewy quiet.
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#10 Corey

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

Test equipment can be costly depending how much your using it.


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