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Categories | SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads | MFJ-862 Help

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KM3F  Rating: 1/5 May 18, 2019 02:32  Send this review to a friend!
Operational notice  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Honestly the reviews are in no depth for usage.
220, 440? where are they?
A through test of this instrument shows the match is poor on 220 and 440 when tested putting a flat dummy load on the output and an Analyzer on the input. Also using UHF to N conversion connectors makes it even worse.
With such a fault, the power readings and calibration and reasonable power reading are no where near even 10% accurate nor of any value.
Yes 2 meters is pretty good but the two bands above are no good.
The strip line design is no good.
I have a dual power level small meter that puts this meter to shame. It has the same type strip line 'type' design properly executed.
Time owned for this meter is of no consequence when a full test shows up these design short comings.

 
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