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Offline idelphic

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Looking for a SWR Meter
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:21:30 AM »
TSIA really,...  I need a decent SWR meter for VHF/UHF and also HF.  I don't currently have one and havent in 20 years, and really should.

Any suggestions?  And no,.. not a single meter,.. though if possible,.. sure.. why not.  But likely need and am okay with two.

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Re: Looking for a SWR Meter
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 11:47:28 AM »
An MFJ 874 HF&V/UHF might be exactly what you're looking for. Reasonable price covers 1.8mhz-525mhz. about $100!

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Re: Looking for a SWR Meter
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 12:44:23 PM »
For VHF/UHF I have one of these.  It's in my field kit.

I have an old Daiwa HF/VHF that I use for HF.  Paid $25 at a swap meet.  Retails for $100.
Though for HF you can sometimes skip the meter if you have a tuner and/or your transceiver has a built-in meter.

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Re: Looking for a SWR Meter
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 05:26:10 AM »
  I like the MFJ 822 as a budget HF/VHF at about $70

The MFJ 874 for HF/VHF/UHF $112

WORKMAN 104 for VHF/UHF under $30


The RS 40 is also a favorite for VHF/UHF as I now let my antenna auto tuner handle any SWR issues on HF about $45

My LDG AT100 PRO antenna auto matcher has power and SWR LED bargraphs and protects my HF rigs from harm PLUS has a two antenna selector switch so you get POWER,SWR meter,antenna switch,auto antenna matcher for HF and in one neat package for $185 and this is my choice for economy and safety for the radio with real antenna flexibility.

I have and use these and other SWR/watt meters ,these I recommend to friends as being reliable ,though not LAB GRADE at far as wattage/SWR readings...they are reliable and get the job done.

Also ,I use these and am happy with them at $120 for HF/UHF/VHF