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Reviews Categories | SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads | Yaesu YS-500 Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu YS-500
Yaesu YS-500 Reviews: 7 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $130
Description: The Yaesu YS-500 is a compact, peak-reading SWR/Power meters with measurement accuracy of greater than 10%. Insertion loss is only 0.1 to 0.2 dB on the YS-500. It has a 50 ohm input and output impedances.
Product is in production.
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W6KKO Rating: 5/5 Feb 6, 2018 09:44 Send this review to a friend
Find it, Buy it  Time owned: more than 12 months
If you come across one at a swap, grab it quick. I have the YS-60 as well and these meters are compact and convenient. Both meters work down low enough for QRP if you're pushing 5W. While recent radios have meters built-in, these work well to compare against those meters and of course do the job to answer questions on radios without.

Antenna analyzers are nice, but observing a system with the radio inline is best.
LAMBERTINOS Rating: 5/5 Aug 30, 2017 18:28 Send this review to a friend
Work great. Look good when stack!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Really enjoy it. I've 3 of those and I did put leds around the meter. Look perfect.
VE7REN Rating: 5/5 Jul 16, 2017 19:07 Send this review to a friend
fantastic!  Time owned: more than 12 months
acquired another one of these meters. I have another one and 2 ys60 meters by yaesu. they don't disappoint. I onstalled lead lighting in mine with powerpole connectors. great meter that sits nicely and is accurate. BETTER THEN MANY NEWER METERS. IF YOU SEE ANY FOR SALE. THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT THESE GEMS!
VE7REN Rating: 5/5 Jan 31, 2016 11:04 Send this review to a friend
excellent  Time owned: more than 12 months
its too bad yaesu doesn't make this meter any longer.. mine is dated 1989,and I find these meters accurate and very well built.. the meters are beautiful to look at,and the build is robust.. I find them periodically for sale for 50-80 dollars.. they are nicer than many of the newer meters for the same or more money.. these don't disappoint.. if you find one,they are worth every pennie..
SM5SRR Rating: 5/5 Nov 9, 2014 03:10 Send this review to a friend
Accurate  Time owned: more than 12 months
Bought mine new many years ago. Also made some comparison tests with proffesional equipment and it stood its ground.

Power ranges are 4/20/200W
NL7FK Rating: 5/5 Oct 22, 2006 19:08 Send this review to a friend
Supurb little meter  Time owned: more than 12 months
Yaesu hit the mark with this little meter for VHF and UHF. I have had my meter in line for over a year now and that is where it is going to stay.
I use the meter for FM and SSB and it is right on the money. I compared the meter to my Coxial Dynamics meter and there is not a watt worth of difference between the two. The meter is not back lit but I can live with that.
I hated to see Yaesu get out of the meter market because it is hard to find a better meter in todays market for this kind of money. If you see one at a hamfest or on line do not hesitate to jump on it. You will be glad you did.
KC9ANQ Rating: 5/5 Dec 20, 2005 21:22 Send this review to a friend
VERY HAPPY  Time owned: more than 12 months
Been using the YS-500 for over a year and it is working great. easy to use, wish it lit up though.

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