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Cool Old SWR/Power Meter

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Chicago Savage, Jun 13, 2019 at 1:40 AM.

  1. Chicago Savage

    Chicago Savage New Member

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    Nice little score from ARC Thrift Store. I love old CB stuff. I wonder what this cost when it was new. Seems like it is good quality, for it is very heavy. It reads the same as my cheap Chinese meter, so bye-bye cheap Chinese Meter, hello new Japanese meter! IMG_20190612_181735.jpg IMG_20190612_181752.jpg IMG_20190612_181801.jpg IMG_20190612_181851.jpg IMG_20190612_181833.jpg IMG_20190612_181953.jpg IMG_20190612_181902.jpg IMG_20190612_182018~3.jpg IMG_20190612_182025~3.jpg


     

  2. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    Nothing really exciting. I have half a dozen of them, with and without the little wire antenna for field strength. Very little accuracy as a wattmeter, but will give a decent RELATIVE reading for reflected power. These don't measure "SWR"; they measure reflected power. The readings require you to squint and accept the manufacturer's assumptions.
     
  3. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    I had the Ce Bee - 40 in the late 70's I believe . It was end fed , probably cost @ $12.95 .:)
     
  4. Hurricane145

    Hurricane145 Well-Known Member

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    I have 5 or 6 old CB SWR bridges too of different makes and styles. .Not even sure where they all came from. Probably followed me home from a swap meet "free box"
    One like that, as was mentioned, probably cost around $12 to $15 back in the early 70's.
     
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  5. Riverman

    Riverman Part-time Member

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    Despite what Debby Downer says, it is an exciting find.
    And it does measure SWR directly as you know.
    Good job. (y)
     
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    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Riverman , Ditto .:whistle:;)
     
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  7. Chicago Savage

    Chicago Savage New Member

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    Okay now I'm completely confused, which is certainly not a rarity. I thought an SWR measurement WAS a measurement of reflected power.
     
  8. Chicago Savage

    Chicago Savage New Member

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    Oh, by the way, what is the PL259 connector thingee with the closed end? Anyone? B u e l l e r?
     
  9. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    might be a low wattage dummy load,,,,
     
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  10. Riverman

    Riverman Part-time Member

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    They are different.
    SWR is the ratio of the antenna's impedance versus the transmission line impedance I believe. Reflected power is part of that equation. The meter you have will indicate both.
     
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