I'm looking for a cross needle power meter that has GOOD PEP reading on BOTH forward and reflected power. My Ameritron AL-80B amplifier has such a meter. I can see at a glance if the power and SWR are good WHILE I'm talking. Unfortunately, I can't use the Ameritron meter when operating barefoot.
Oh, this meter would be for HF for both 100W and 1000W operation.
Well I found a meter that really fits the bill, the Ameritron AWM-30. This thing really detects peaks on both forward and refected power. It manages to find the peaks in normal speech and holds on like a pit bull. There's no need to "eat you microphone" calling "heeeeeeeeelloooooooooo"! This is a good "while you talk" meter. I get readings on SSB just as easily as CW. The case is rather plain, but a perfect match to my Ameritron amplifier.