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Old 03-01-2010, 17:59   #1
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SWR Meters

I'm looking to buy an SWR meter. I have both VHF and HF onboard. Would it be wise to go with a meter that covers 2-30mhz only or go with a 2-200 mhz to cover both bases. Are there any pros or cons. I'm looking for moderate price, rugged, compact, not too fancy. Any recomendations from the ham experts?
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Daiwa CN-101L. $99 online from Chuck Martin RF. Lighted. Covers up to 150mHz. Good for HF and will give close indication of VHF.

Recommend you install it permanently in HF antenna line, near radio.

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Hey Bill, is there anything you'd reccomend that is a little smaller than the Daiwa CN-101L?

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Hey Bill, is there anything you'd reccomend that is a little smaller than the Daiwa CN-101L?

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Yeah, Daiwa used to make a great little meter, the CN-520. It's been discontinued (don't ask me why...it was a fine little meter). They occasionally turn up on eBay and elsewhere.

Daiwa also made another similar sized meter...the CN410M....but it's much more fragile in my experience.

Hold out for the CN-520 (no, I won't see you my two), or bite the bullet and get the CN-101L -- a very good meter.

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Ooo I think I found one... I'll let you know if I get it. ;-)

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