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Reviews For: Opek SWR-6

Category: SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads

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Review Summary For : Opek SWR-6
Reviews: 4MSRP: 49.00
Cross-needle SWR and power meter covers 140-160 MHz and 400-480 MHz. Three power ranges are available: 10,100,1000 watts. SO-239 input and output. There is a toggle switch on the back which can be set for VHF or UHF.
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KB6NU Rating: 2006-10-01
Good, low-cost meter Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I just got mine this week and am pleased with it. It's not a Bird, but it does seem to be reasonably accurate.

Despite what this review says, the MSRP, according to Universal Radio is $69.95. Universal's price is $59.95, which seems to be the most popular "street price" for this meter.
KE5HCD Rating: 2006-05-06
6 weeks? Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I like it so far. Just wish it were backlit so I could see it in the dark.

I'm in the process of adding that feature myself.
K8MN Rating: 2005-11-08
A bargain meter which gets the job done Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought my SWR-6 from G&G Communications at the
recent Washington County, Pennsylvania hamfest.
I'd never heard of the brand name and was preparing to pass the units by until I noticed the words "VHF/UHF" and "1KW" printed on the packaging.

The unit was just what I needed for tuning up some older kit-type Arco amps for 144 and 432 MHz. I have a couple of Bird 43's but no KW 2m or 70cm slugs for them.

I was delighted to find that the SWR-6 agrees with other low power wattmeters when measuring the output power and SWR with my FT-847 on both 144 and 432 MHz. I haven't tried the thing with the amps yet, but even if it isn't precise in its reading at that level, I won't be upset. I need something which gives me an idea of my output power and which will serve as a tuneup aid at or near the 700w level.

I note the MSRP of $49.95. I overpaid by about ten bucks but I don't feel that I've been taken.

I like the cross needle forward/reverse/swr display as I'm used to it at HF.

I hope this assists others in making a decision about whether to buy or not.


Dave Heil K8MN
KA5ROW Rating: 2005-03-14
Good low cost meter Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I got this meter for the high power usability. I have compared it to a much more expensive meter that only reads up to 200 watts, and it reads right with it. So if you need a meter that reads 200+ watts I give this one a very positive rating.