While Bill gave you the definite answer right up front and there's little to add.....I thought with the discussion drifting around, I'd bring it back home for 'ya!
Originally Posted by tolly
Anyone knows of a reliable and not to expensive SWR twin needle meter, not from US, since shipping cost to Sweden is more than cost of SWR.
Also if the Chinese digital ones are reliable...my experience of Chinese stuff is sometimes really good and sometimes crap.
Is there any other solution better than the twin needle type?
I have a Yaesy System 600 with all equipment waiting to be installed in my boat.
, you have access to some stuff that we in the US don't have (and vice versa)....
Here in the US, some time ago, Diawa sold smaller (mobile-sized) cross-needle meters for both HF and VHF/UHF, at various power levels....but they are no longer available here...(I bought mine in 2004, and even then I had to buy "discontinued" items)
But, in Japan
and possibly other locales, there are different products available....
So, have a look around the web and see what's available where...
And, if you wish to see my set-up, have a look here....
I have the Diawa meters for both my M-802 HF, and my M-602 VHF
....except for the breaker panel (Seward), I did the whole Nav Station design/lay-out/installation myself...(yeah, I'm a radio nut...)
I hope this helps...