VHF/UHF SWR/Wattmeters

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Dec 10, 2020.

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  1. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you prefer a meter that can be used across all bands (VHF, UHF & HF), or do you separate between VHF/UHF and HF?

    If you like having meters for specific jobs then MFJ has what you need for VHF/UHF! In this video you will see the MFJ-842 Compact VHF/UHF SWR/Wattmeter, the MFJ-883 MFJ Grandmaster Cross-Needle SWR/Wattmeter and the MFJ-873 MFJ Grandmaster SWR/Power meter. I will show you how each meter works, as well as the inside.

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  2. N1IPU

    N1IPU Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    No thanks, We all know about MFJ.
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  3. KN6HVU

    KN6HVU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for sharing. I'm new to ham radio. Is this something i'll need for my Icom ID-4100?
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  4. W4BTH

    W4BTH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I separate them & use the MFJ-891 for HF. That's a great video! Thanks
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  5. W2JL

    W2JL Ham Member QRZ Page

    The calibration adjustment that you referenced on the last meter reviewed looks to be a meter pointer mechanical zero screw rather than a calibration potentiometer.

    I believe the same is true for the dual pointer 2nd meter reviewed. Dual pointers therefore two zero adjustments.
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  6. KD2MIP

    KD2MIP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Only watt-meter I will trust is the Bird Thruline Watt-meters. Maybe a bit cumbersome, but very accurate. Been using them for 50 years in the commercial world and never had a problem with accuracy.
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  7. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Jason is good people. The only reason you haven't seen more videos on here from me is due to being busier than a one legged midget in a butt kicking contest!
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  8. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the insight!
  9. K4RGN

    K4RGN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I use a Yaesu YS-500 meter for VHF/UHF.
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  10. KC5HWB

    KC5HWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is funny. You should do stand-up
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