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Trying to dip my toe in to 23cm operating. Can anyone recommend a good commercial SWR meter for the band, that isn't too expensive. I'm also on the look-out for a Bird Thruline slug that covers the band.


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Trying to dip my toe in to 23cm operating. Can anyone recommend a good commercial SWR meter for the band, that isn't too expensive. I'm also on the look-out for a Bird Thruline slug that covers the band.

To be honest, I've only ever used a Bird.

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Avair did a half reasonable one from their quoted specs.
I am sure it was the AV1000, covered 1.8 to 160 MHz, and 430 to 1300 MHz from memory.
Not sure if still a current model, but I have seen quite a few used ones pop up for sale on various platforms.
Nice big meter, clear easily readable scale etc., and looks reasonably made, but I have never owned one, so can't vouch for accuracy etc.
Had a quick trawl and:
Nevada, and I am sure others, still advertise them new at £89, so I guess still current, at least while stocks last etc.

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Avair did a half reasonable one from their quoted specs.
I am sure it was the AV1000, covered 1.8 to 160 MHz, and 430 to 1300 MHz from memory.
Not sure if still a current model, but I have seen quite a few used ones pop up for sale on various platforms.
Nice big meter, clear easily readable scale etc., and looks reasonably made, but I have never owned one, so can't vouch for accuracy etc.
Had a quick trawl and:
Nevada, and I am sure others, still advertise them new at £89, so I guess still current, at least while stocks last etc.


I have a couple of them, and they are as OK as any SWR meter, and seems the price has come down

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I use the Diawa CN-801 S11 which I find has more useful power settings than the Avair 1000
It's a bit more expensive, but also covers 13cm, should you ever decide to try it.

https://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/amateur-radio/power-and-swr-meters/daiwa-cn801-sii


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I use the Diawa CN-801 S11 which I find has more useful power settings than the Avair 1000
It's a bit more expensive, but also covers 13cm, should you ever decide to try it.

https://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/amateur-radio/power-and-swr-meters/daiwa-cn801-sii


I've looked at the Daiwa, but it's max. 20W. That's OK at the moment, but once I get an amp. then I wouldn't be able to keep it in-line. I've learned from experience to always have an SWR meter in-line.


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Perhaps you could pick up an old 934MHz SWR/power meter?
I have a couple of those also, but again limited to low power.

Looks like the Avair 1000 or other badged version of the same, as there's not much else out there.


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