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Reviews For: Yaesu YS-60 Peak-Reading Wattmeter

Category: SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads

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Review Summary For : Yaesu YS-60 Peak-Reading Wattmeter
Reviews: 24MSRP: 129.99
True peak-reading wattmeter
Product is in production
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LU7BSE Rating: 2022-10-19
One of the best real PEP meters Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have two of these meters, they are very accurate, what I like the most is their peak retention, PEP that unlike the vast majority are passive, this is really a PEP meter, it does not compare with the garbage that there is today in the market, the power connection is not only for the lamps, it is also for the general circuit, I use it with my 2kw amplifier without problems for more than 5 years. one of the best power and swr meters.
K5RWD Rating: 2019-10-30
Very worthy meter Time Owned: more than 12 months.
One of the best meters made. Very accurate, and well built. The only issue is the lamps are a bit tedious to replace, but the meter is worth it.
N8FVJ Rating: 2019-10-18
Accurate Time Owned: more than 12 months.
The Yaesu YS-60 is a very good meter. I bought a newer with a large meter MFJ Grandmaster meter and it was not accurate at all. The Yaesu YS-60 reads power output of transceivers and an amplifier I own. Readings match the transceivers and amplifier ratings. These now sell for $50 to $100 and although small, they are truly a bargain.
N6BIZ Rating: 2018-10-18
Great Time Owned: more than 12 months.
It’s great
WB4QCW Rating: 2018-10-18
WB4QCW Great find NEW Yaesu YS-60 Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I just purchased a NEW/NEVER USED Yaesu YS-60 in the box with all contents. This came from a gentleman of health issues, and allow me to purchase it.

I have the Icom 756 ProIII, it would look and work great with this radio. However, since I have 2 watt/swr meters, I am thinking of selling the NEW Yaesu YS-60.
What price should I expect to sell it for??
W6KKO Rating: 2018-02-06
Find one, Buy it Time Owned: more than 12 months.
If you come across one at a swap, grab it quick. I have the YS-500 as well and these meters are compact and convenient. Both meters work down low enough for QRP if you're pushing 5W. While recent radios have meters built-in, these work well to compare against those meters and of course do the job to answer questions on radios without.

Antenna analyzers are nice, but observing a system with the radio inline is best.

The bulb is original and still working. The Op I purchased it from took care of his equipment.
VA3MLV Rating: 2014-03-23
All yaesu !!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Luckily I was able to get one of these units at HAM X amateur radio flea market in Brampton Ontario Canada. Was looking for an Autek WM-1 or Radiocraft 3000 but obviously there were none of those there so I ended up with this little gem. I'm satisfied , it looks good next to all the other Yaesu gear on the desk, most importantly it's what I wanted " true peak reading " power / swr meter. Works great!!!
W9OWO Rating: 2013-11-22
Excellent for my needs. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I picked up this meter at The Fort Wayne Hamfest for $55. What a deal! I wanted a companion for my FT-857 and I use 6 Meters as well, which this meter handles. Now that I've used it, had I not found this bargain, I would have gladly paid the retail price for a new one if they were still available. Sometimes I can't believe my own luck! Don't pass up a chance to buy one of these dandy little meters.
W4KVW Rating: 2012-12-03
Small meter & bulbs blew Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This meter worked GREAT but it was kind of small & the bulb inside blew & was NOT an easy replacement. Replaced the bulb with a white LED.Looks nice as well but think I'll stick with my AUTEK WM-1 & my MFJ-868 "GIANT WATTMETER".
VE7REN Rating: 2011-03-13
excellent Time Owned: more than 12 months.
had one i bought used 2 yrs ago in new shape. works flawlessly with the 756pro3 and 811h. no issues and looks fantastic. tried mfj,diamond,daiwa previous to this,and found this meter to be the best. you can find them used for 60-80 now,and i just aquired another for my ts480 station. these are truly a great meter. i cant understand the other fellow issues with the meter??never had to replace bulbs,etc with these well made meters