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Categories | SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads | Diamond SX-100 Pwr/SWR Meter Help

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UA1AFT  Rating: 1/5 Dec 26, 2014 01:10  Send this review to a friend!
Essential disadvantage  Time owned: more than 12 months
SX-100 was recommended me as a good professional meter. Reality turned out worse. The device never got power higher than 400W passed through (at 3000W guaranteed), however, I managed to burn SWX-100 with WARC antenna (SWR~3,5). After disassembling the meter, I found both TX and ANT HF connectors attached to the measuring head's PCB through the holes of the same diameter as the diameter of SO-239's threaded center connectors. So, the gap between center connector and the ground was much less than 1mm that finally provoked HF sparkings and burning of PCB's glass fiber around the hole of ANT connector. Why manufacturer did not provide isolating sleeves around center connectors?
Additionally, backlight bulb of indicator does not stand 13,5V DC that is quite normal to power any transceiver for a long time.  
Product is in production.
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