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Review Summary For : PowerMaster II
Reviews: 6MSRP: 525.00
The PowerMaster II RF Wattmeter/SWR Digital RF & VSWR Measurement System.
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WR4N Rating: 2021-08-11
Nothing Compares! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
In this price range, nothing else compares. 100% - spot on accuracy! Choose between everything from SWR to Reflected Power to Forward Power, etc. Monitor SWR and Forward Power at the same time. Allows for two couplers to operate on a single display. I run an 80m Dipole and a SteppIR UrbanBeam - I have a coupler on each one, connected to a single display! Was so pleased that I bought another entire unit for second station.
KK4ODQ Rating: 2019-09-29
Great piece of equipment for the shack Time Owned: more than 12 months.
The powermaster II is a great piece of equipment for the shack. Makes tuning a amplifier easier. I really like the built in protection it has in it
K4FX Rating: 2018-06-15
Excellent Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have used the PowerMaster II for about a week and it is a very nice meter. I had the LP-100A with dual couplers for a few years and I like this PM II better. No extra cost for multiple couplers, it comes ready from the factory. You can add up to 5 couplers as it sits stock. You can also get couplers for VHF/UHF. The meter seems easier to read to me than the LP-100A. No doubt both are excellent devices, but after having used both. I prefer the PM II. If you don't need multiple couplers, and have no interest in VHF/UHF, the LP-100A would work fine for you. But in my case this is a no-brainer.
W1PDG Rating: 2014-03-03
Great meter Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have the powermaster II inline with my ft-1000d and fl-7000 amp. I use a dentron super tuner to tune various vertical and wire antennas and tuning is very easy using the antenna tuning setting on the powermaster II. It displays a bar graph of your reflected power and you can just watch the graph as you tune to the lowest reflected power, rather than needing to watch numbers. Extremely fast reading in the normal setting. Just blip the key in cw mode and you'll have a power and swr reading displayed instantly. I need to get the VHF module for my ft-736 now.
AD5X Rating: 2012-08-12
USB port is nice! Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I've had an original PowerMaster for several years, but I needed another for my test bench. So - time to try out the PowerMasterII. All I can say is that it is great! The advantages over the original PowerMaster are the USB port (it sill has a serial port as well), and the A/B sensor switching. Not that the original PowerMaster paralleling of sensors was a big deal (I measured a 1% error which is negligable), but it is nice to have serious accuracy when I switch sensors for my lab work without having to add the extra 1% offset.

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W0JIG Rating: 2012-08-09
Must have. Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I had seen the PowerMaster on youtube and liked it's operation modes. A few months ago I needed a wattmeter/ vswr that would kick off my Ten-Tec amp with high swr or to much drive so I bought one. The PowerMaster did both very well with a red led alarm going on at the same time letting me know something is wrong. I also have a setting to let me know if I use to much power (over 1500 watts) that work very well. The software is easy to use on my PC and I can make changes as I need on the PC. Customer service was very helpful when I had a problem with RF getting into the power supply and giving me a blank screen on the PowerMaster - while tuning my amp over 700 watts it would happen. Bob in customer service new the problem right away and suggested ferrite beads on the power supply power cord and change my G5RV antenna. Problem solved. The PowerMaster is a nice add on to my station and would buy another if I had too.