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Reviews Summary for Autek WM-1
Autek WM-1 Reviews: 81 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $132.95
Description: SWR/power meter with remote RF head.
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KI7M Rating: 5/5 Sep 1, 2017 09:23 Send this review to a friend
I miss mine!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had two Autek WM-1 Wattmeters and loved them both. Gave me confidence about how much power I was putting out because they are very accurate, more so than most others. And having a lighted dial really helped. Now after moving I find mine no longer works so I'm looking for another. Really miss mine and the Elecraft W2 digital led display just isn't the same as having a meter.
K5EMI Rating: 4/5 Nov 5, 2016 06:07 Send this review to a friend
Great addition to the shack  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I was lucky to find one on the swapsheets. At first I was disappointed in the performance as it would get flaky at higher power levels, but this was due to RF pickup on the power lines, and perhaps the shield of the sensor cable as well. And the power jack polarity being reversed, with a very flimsy connector, was a big negative. After a few months I "bit the bullet" and disassembled the unit, replaced the reverse polarized power jack with one properly polarized and mounted to the case (which is very heavy duty steel), added some ~50uH inductors between the power jack and the circuit board, and placed some ferrite cores on the sensor cable. Now the unit works as intended with no problems from RF pickup. The unit is powered from my station 13.8 VDC supply just like everything else with no ill effects. I would recommend this unit - the peak reading mode is very useful. Buy one if you can find one.
VA6DWH Rating: 5/5 Oct 16, 2016 18:36 Send this review to a friend
Does the Job !!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Finally found one of these meters at a flea market a while back....always wanted to try one...Really like the dual meter way of doing things....accurate ...easy to use....excellent addition to the shack....cross needle units just do not interest me....The PEP feature works very well....Very Happy....
KJ4KBC Rating: 5/5 Dec 17, 2015 13:18 Send this review to a friend
Very well done  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had mine for two years and it is a very nice addition to my shack. Ordered it new and it came quickly without any issues. As far as the cabinet goes, it's sturdy and the lighting is adequate. It's accurate and is I was looking for beauty over accuracy and use, I would have keep my MFJ giant meter which looked good but wasn't very accurate. I hate it's discontinued but These meters will last for years so I'll hold on to mine and use it. If you find one and buy it, you'll be happy you did. 73's
W0EG Rating: 5/5 Dec 15, 2015 14:16 Send this review to a friend
Good Meter  Time owned: more than 12 months
Good meter, too bad the company is gone. However, the meter DC is positive ground connected to the case so this may conflict with your main DC supply if its negative is anywhere connected to the coax shield. I wanted the meter to go on when I turned on the main station supply so I added a DC to DC converter / isolator. Mean Well SPR01L-12, $5 from Jameco.
AB2IR Rating: 5/5 May 30, 2014 05:54 Send this review to a friend
Really nice   Time owned: more than 12 months
Love the twin meter display for quick reference. Main reason purchased was twin meters. Had one for years, but lightening pulse took it out. Immediately purchased a replacement 2010. Did not know they stopped production now. Keeping mine as a backup now. Always worked well.
W8QAP Rating: 5/5 May 23, 2014 12:41 Send this review to a friend
Great Meter  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is my second review. Bought this meter new, have used it for over 4 years, and still very happy. Sad to hear they are out of production. Accuracy is more than adequate for my needs. The dual, illuminated meter are classic and a quick glance tells you all you need to know. Remote sense head make for an easy installation.
K7JBQ Rating: 5/5 Oct 16, 2013 21:02 Send this review to a friend
Out of production  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Really glad I got mine when I did. Everything you need in a meter, and nothing you don't need.

An earlier poster criticized the construction of the case, saying it looked "homebrew." Homebrew should look so good!

Rock solid, and outstanding value. If you find one at a hamfest, don't hem and hah, buy it!
W4KVW Rating: 5/5 Sep 30, 2013 21:21 Send this review to a friend
DISCONTINUED! {:>(  Time owned: more than 12 months
GREAT accurate meter but it has now DISCONTINUED according to the AUTEK RESEARCH web site? I'm hanging onto mine as long as it keeps working.
K0OD Rating: 5/5 May 7, 2013 19:50 Send this review to a friend
20 Years and Still Great!  Time owned: more than 12 months
My Autek WM-1 is 20 years old. The convenient remote head is charred from a lightning strike a decade ago. But it seems accurate on all three scales. I've used it in major DX contests at full legal power and in QRPP events running <1 watt. It goes months in my shack without being powered down.
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