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Category: SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads

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Review Summary For : Ameritrom AWM-35H Remote Peak Reading SWR/Wattmeter
Reviews: 4MSRP: 159.95
Ameritron's flat Mobile Peak Reading SWR/Wattmeter is just 1 5/8. thick -- easily mounts on your dashboard for easy viewing. Flat mount on wall or shelf in your ham shack for best viewing angle. Remote sensor with 25 feet thin, flexible cable lets you place sensor and coax out-of-the-way. Handles full 1000 Watts, 1.8-30 MHz. Lighted Cross-Needle meter. Active electronics lets you read true peak or average power in 1000/100 Watt ranges. High SWR LED. 5W x 3¼H x1 5/8D -- sensor is 3½Wx2¾H x2¾D. Use 9V battery or 12 VDC. I am using mine in my mobile with an Alinco DX-SR8T HF transceiver and a Lil Tarheel II Screwdriver Antenna.
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JUNKMAN Rating: 2021-01-27
EXCELLENT!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Great little watt meter. Took it out of the box without any problems with it at all. No parts laying inside the box! Hooked it up and this thing just plain works. Both scales and the swr readings are spot on with my other calibrated meters. I love the remote cable that allows you to place this on the bench without any coax cables trying to pull it off in the floor. Very bright LED backlighting. And the peak hold feature is so fast that it's almost like it's not there thank goodness! Don't be afraid of this one as it is a great working meter that I think you would be happy with for the price.
AD0AR Rating: 2020-03-11
Very accurate PEP remote reading meter Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
After the typical caveats of the typical MFJ rattle of loose hardware inside the sensor, improper assembly of the remote meter head so the meter is in crooked, subsequent disassembly, and rebuilding, I have to admit this is posted all too often as if the assemblers at MFJ WANT the company to fail and don't give a rat's @ss about quality.
With that said after making things right with the assembly of the unit, it all works fine. (5 minutes of my time)
Can you imagine if MFJ refined their quality control, redesigned all their front panels with quality pushbuttons that were individually wired in place (instead of cheap buttons soldered to a poorly mounted circuit card)? Stuff would not break as nearly as often and when it does, it is peanuts to repair.
Amazing meter nonetheless, accurate across the whole 1.8 -29 Mhz HF spectrum easily agreeing with my Telepost LP700 for a +-2% variance.
I am impressed.
All for less than $185 shipped from HRO.
Since I had to disassemble/reassemble to resolve improper assembly, I saw that I could easily add a piezo buzzer to the SWR warning light circuit as an extra feature to the unit.
I agree with others that the unit does not follow voice peaks accurately and to achieve a proper reading you most likely will have to annoyingly whistle or provide a continuous sound to see your max PEP.
I wonder if I can change the circuit to make it more accurate for voice peaks?
This meter will work fine in my mobile environment allowing monitoring of the output of an HF amp from the driver's seat with minimal wiring/fuss.
KC5MO Rating: 2015-05-21
Perfect for mobile use Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I was looking for a small watt meter that I could mount in my truck and found the Ameritron AWM-35H ( 100W version ) and it made the install much more driver friendly. Mounting was done with a bracket that I fabricated to fit between the headliner and roof and has holes for the screws and stud on the sun visor so it stays put and I can quickly get a reading without totally looking away from the road. The cable is tucked behind the pillar trim and fed to the Havis Shield console where the sending unit is located. I also modified the meter box with a dimmer control ( potentiometer ) for the LED which is to bright for night driving. I would like to see a UV LED with luminescent markings and needles as an option or even a revision with a dimmer built in. I gave it a 5 because it made remote mounting a watt meter VERY easy with only a CAT5 patch cable. The peak reading is good, but it has to settle down to be accurate. The red LED for SWR is a nice feature and can be set to your liking. I would recommend the AWM-35 to anyone.
KG4RUL Rating: 2011-10-22
Great for a remote mounted radio chassis Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I am using mine with an Alinco DX-SR8T HF transceiver and my Lil Tarheel II screwdriver antenna. Simple hookup with a single CAT5 type cable from the remote sensor to the display unit.