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Category: SWR & Wattmeters & Dummy Loads

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Review Summary For : Welz SP-220
Reviews: 6MSRP:
1.8-150MHz wattmeter/SWR meter, 200W, 20W, and 2W scales
Product is in production
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G0HZU Rating: 2011-06-09
Quite accurate on CW Power Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Got one of these recently for convenience. I tested it against an Anritsu lab power meter and the results were surprisingly good. The scale on all three ranges 2W/20W/200W was quite accurate.
The PEP function isn't so good and the SWR function is best described as 'inaccurate'

I did look inside mine as it needed a slight tweak to calibrate it on all three ranges. The accuracy is very good from 1.8 to 30MHz (ballpark 5 to 10%)but the accuracy declines at 144MHz but it is still acceptable.

Although this meter looks similar to the Yaesu YS-60 I believe it uses a much simpler meter drive circuit. According to the Yaesu manual the YS-60 uses op amps to drive the meter and so requires 13.8V to operate. The Welz SP220 uses passive drive for the meter and you can see it doesn't have a 'POWER OFF' position on the right hand meter switch.
To summarise, this is a remarkably accurate meter for 1.8MHz to 30MHz but I would advise using the FWD and REF switch positions to work out the return loss rather than the SWR feature as the SWR circuit is not very good.
N4MJG Rating: 2009-06-18
Nice Meter ! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I had mine about 8 years from HamFest in Nashville Tn,Yeasu brought Welz out years ago anyway it work like it sould !

VP of Mtars club
WX1F Rating: 2009-06-18
Best for the money! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've had my SP-220 for over ten years and it's never failed me. Calibration is simple and this little workhorse is just as accurate as a bench standard meter from 80m to 2m! My advice is buy one the next time you get the opportunity.
MI3LVZ Rating: 2009-03-12
Exellent Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Gave £15 for mine on Ebay, best money ever spent.
Super little meter, easy to use and accurate. Very nice when back lit as well.
M0JIY Rating: 2008-05-04
not sure Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Bought one second hand- not sure what to make of it: maybe you can help?! The power meter seems to show half the output of the radio- maybe it is showing the power in ssb?! Seems to be accurate as a swr meter. Looks well made. Every swr meter seems to give me a different reading anyway! How will I know if I am damaging my rig?
AH6RR Rating: 2005-11-26
Same as the Yeasu Time Owned: more than 12 months.
This is a great meter it is the same as the Yeasu YS-60 I have owned one for 3 years and sold it. I wish I did not sell it I am looking for another now but hard to find...