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Reviews Categories | SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads | FoxDelta Dual Channel LCD SWR Meter By I2TZK, K7SFN & VU2FD Help


Reviews Summary for FoxDelta Dual Channel LCD SWR Meter By I2TZK, K7SFN & VU2FD
FoxDelta Dual Channel LCD SWR Meter By I2TZK, K7SFN & VU2FD Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $54 LCD unit kit; Assembled $64.
Description: Project & Firmware for Dual channel LCD SWR Meter presented here is exclusively developed by Antonio Alfinito / I2TZK for the ham community. Purpose is to encourage radio amateurs to build their own SWR Meter at a low price. Although, rated at 100W HF, this meter & bridge works very well at a KW or two, on all bands. Readings were very accurate compared to commercial SWR Meter. A simple powder coated case for CPU and bridges (HF Simple, Dual scale & VHF) are now available and offered free of charge with kit or assembled
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.foxdelta.com/products/swm2.htm
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VK2FRO Rating: 5/5 Oct 30, 2012 13:19 Send this review to a friend
Nice kit - with one tiny caveat  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is a good quality kit, and if you follow the instructions, and use some common sense (I installed the resistors and low profile chokes first) you can put the display module together in one sitting, and the bridge in another. Hardest part was preparing the thin coax sense jumper that goes into the bridge. The length supplied is very short, so have GOOD sharp tools to prepare it. It also needs a known radio (e.g. one that does 100W on FM, at 100%), and a known calibrated meter to calibrate it to. I've used mine with a 400W radio with no drama's. I have the usb version.

Due to the fact that its cheaper these days to toss out a printer and get a new one each time the ink runs out, you are bound to have an A-B usb cable. You can lop the A end off and attach it to any 5V 600mA source to drive the meter in stand alone mode, or simply connect it to the shack PC, and monitor your SWR and power on the PC screen. In stand alone mode the shack pc doesnt even detect it, yet meter powers. Mine is on now even though I don't have a HF rig at the moment (awaiting my FT-950!)
 
N8CBX Rating: 5/5 May 8, 2012 17:45 Send this review to a friend
You build it, calibrate it, and performs very well  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Kit is intended for experienced Radio Amateurs, although I built it in one night. If a ham wants to learn about SWR/Power meters and donít have the money for a $300 meter, this is a good option to get the capability. The kit is shipped from India, via airmail, and delivery time is about 2 weeks. A very nice kit, comes with quality components. This is the RS-232 serial com port version. They also sell a USB version. Be advised the documentation is sketchy & scattered about on the website, and could be written down more concisely into a few pages. I would buy another one of their kits. Its fun building them
 


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