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#1 kidphc

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 11:13 AM

Anyone buy anything from them? How was the after sales support and kits?

 

Thinking about picking up an Anytone 6666 10m rig for the truck. So I can **cough also listen to 11m.

 

Got to thinking how cool would it be to have a tiny digital SWR meter with remote display/head for easy of mounting.

 

Welp, I understand the basics of the SWR meter. Not experienced enough to just pickup the project and jump on a scratch build. Ardunio or otherwise. Even the kits on EBay seam a little on the daunting side. From sourcing the parts to tools/skill to calibrate the bridges.

 

So after searching found the Fox Delta site and they have SWR kits. They don't use ribbon cables so it should be easy to expand the display leads.

 

Anyone have experience in DIY SWR meters or Fox Delta?

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 07:13 AM

Bueller...? lol



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:19 PM

I've never heard of them, but the reviews on eHam are pretty good: https://www.eham.net...product?id=7842

 

For $65 and a weekend project the SWM3-1018 doesn't seem like a looser by any means.


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 06:29 PM

I'm considering the same radio for the same use.  I think we had a QSO a month or so back



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Posted 09 April 2021 - 07:04 PM

I'm considering the same radio for the same use. I think we had a QSO a month or so back

Only thing I have heard as far as negatives are that it has the habit of blowing its final. Single stage from what I get. Looking at a modded one, upgrade final and regulator. Just not sure if it is worth x2 the cost.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 07:05 AM

Extended warranty



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 07:08 AM

Extended warranty

Yup. Talked to a local radio fantic ham. He said buy it stock with or w/o the warranty. If it blows up we can mod/fix it hopefully.

I think the blow ups are caused by people over driving it. Why? There is a video of a guy open keyingbit with high swr for hours (could be wrong) and it didn't blow up. So it has to be something else.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 07:21 AM

Welp bit the bullet. $315.94 for radio and 3 year warranty. No shipping (prime) but the tax :(



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 03:10 PM

Isn't the 6666 FM only? Kinda missing the point of modding for 11m, right?

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 03:11 PM

AM FM SSB 15/45/60 pep

Modding for final reliability
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