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Reviews For: 3rd Party External Meter for Yaesu FT-857D/897D

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Review Summary For : 3rd Party External Meter for Yaesu FT-857D/897D
Reviews: 3MSRP: $17
External monitoring meter SWR / Power meter for Yaesu FT-
857D & FT-897D found on eBay in black or white background
Product is in production
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K8JHR Rating: 2023-07-04
Um ... OK for the price ... but a tad slow to react Time Owned: more than 12 months.
These little meters seem fairly well made, with a nice metal case and large, clear meter display. My only disappointment is because it is somewhat slow to react. Otherwise, they do the job and the extremely low price is the real advantage, meaning you can hardly afford not to try one. If you do not need lightning fast reflexes, this works OK. J
DL4EAX Rating: 2017-11-27
Nice addition Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I use it to monitor the ALC on the FT-857D display while checking the output power on the external meter during digimodes. I would give it a 5 if it would have a scale illumination.
K1TWH Rating: 2017-01-20
Easy to read Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
For the price, it is easy to read. Out of the box you need to set full scale, mine wouldn't zero, so I'll need to remove the plastic face and mechanically adjust it since the front zero set did not have enough range to get the meter to zero. Perhaps the trip from overseas has something to do with that.