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TRUE PEAK METERS

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by TonyV225, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. TonyV225

    TonyV225 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have a True Active peak reading meter but would like to try different ones. I need ideas and where to by them I know that Bird meters can be bought on Ebay but is there any retailers that sell them new and used and who has the best deals?? I know there are others As far as MFJ I have a ctalog so that information I have so Im looking for different manufacture brands for options.


     

  2. Moleculo

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    Tony, what power level are you looking for and what frequency range?
     
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    TonyV225 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Tim altleast good through HF band 160-10 or 160-6 meters and as far as power handling I would say atleast 1.5KW.
     
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    Ten Tec 1225 meter (kit). Once done it is very close to a bird pep reading meter.
     
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    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    X2! On NM3E's website.

    Tim's a great guy to deal with.
     
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    I'm pleased with my PalStar PM2000A
     
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    I liked my Palstar well enough when I had it.


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    I was also quite happy with the performance of the Palstar meter I once owned. Another good choice (although you'd have to buy used) is the Yaesu YS-60. It seems to get excellent reviews. I use the YS-500 on my VHF/UHF radio and quite pleased with the build quality and performance.
     
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    I like my Daiwa 801. :)
     
  14. Mr Clean

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    Thats what I use also. Works great!
     
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    Hey Tony, when you say "true" peak reading meter are you speaking of the meters with active circuitry that reads peaks and has a hold function? I see some meters that claim to read peaks but every meter that has a 12v d.c. input doesn't read peaks. Some of them use the 12v to light the unit. Historically the Nye Viking, and later the Radiocraft clone as far as analog meters go read avg and peak and they had an active circuit which made that capable. In the digital meters I see the Autek and the more expensive variants have that feature. Some of the meters that also measure reflected power with cross needles claim to read peaks but can that be done without the active circuitry?


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