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Category: SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads

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Review Summary For : Avair AV 600 Swr/ power meter
Reviews: 4MSRP: £69.95 GBP
AV-600 AVAIR VSWR/POWER Meter * 1.8-160MHz (S1) * 140-525MHz (S2) * Two Sensors * 5W, 20W, 200W, 400W * 13.8V DC Lamp * 155 x 63 x 103mm * Weight 630g
The new Avair AV-600 VSWR / Power Meter. It reads RMS and PEP and covers from 1.8MHz to 525MHz. It uses two sensors with four power ranges 0-5W / 20W / 200W 400W.
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ON3RT Rating: 2012-06-07
If it looks like a Diamond and works like a Diamond, then ... Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
At first sight this appears to be a re-badged clone of the DIAMOND SX-600. See for yourself :

AVAIR website :

DIAMOND website :

The build quality is on par with what can be expected with the DIAMOND SX-600. The SO-239 connectors are gold-plated.

However a side-by-side comparision of the OEM specs shows that the AVAIR AV-600 unit is able to measure power upto 400W while the DIAMOND SX-600 can only handle a maximum of 200W.

The AVAIR AV-600 cost me a third of the price of a DIAMOND SX-600 ! Sure, someone somewhere has tweeked the box just the bare minimum so as not to get into trouble for violation of IPR rules.

Bottom-line : The AVAIR AV-600 is a well priced quality product that performs according to OEM specifications.

Best 73s !!!

Ravi / ON3RT

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VK5HPC Rating: 2009-09-26
Recomended Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Mine is now about 4 years old & an integral part of my shack. Does exactly what is supposed to do with no fuss or hassles. GO AND BUY ONE, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
M3OOO Rating: 2003-03-12
Compact, accurate, and well made. Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
This is a really fine piece of equipment. Well made, accurate and compact, it does exactly what it says on the box - it covers from 1.8 to 525 MHz in 2 stages. It not only indicates the swr of the transmitted frequency, it is unbelievably easy to find the exact resonating frequency of an antenna simply by setting the "cal", switching to "swr", then rotating the frequency dial of the transmitter whilst keying. I use mine like a frequency analizer and it covers all the frequencies I would ever want, including marine & pmr. I wouldn't do without it.
2E1UKA Rating: 2002-11-04
Best swr/power meter at a good price Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Now what can I say one of the best Swr meters for the price. Another company has the same meter which seems to be the same inside and out, with just the name badge changed. It is double the price so why waste your money on the more well known make when this is the same thing !!!!!
Checked against a more expensive model meter and it is very accurate. So look no further this is the one you want in my opinion