Digital SWR meter final adjustments


Here’s the finished digital SWR and power meter kit from Radio Kits that is being used by the Workington Amateur Radio Club as a bit of soldering and coil winding practice. Not the poor lining up of the LCD screen. Shame really as the soldering was one of my better bits and that’s going to be covered up. All in all a nice kit to put together, I’m no soldering super star and I took my time so instead of it bring an ‘evening’ kit it I’d more like a ‘weekender’.

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Digital SWR meter final adjustments”

  • Ira Saber - N2IS:

    Hi Alex

    I saw this blog that you wrote and the kit interested me. Could you send me some more particulars about the kit or better yet, the company (web address) that sells it. If you could pass on some photos of the construction and/or any other details (price), etc. I would appreciate your effort. Sounds like a good project for my club, also. Our meetings are getting a little stuffy and we need something to perk up the members.

    Keep up the blogging, I do enjoy most of the articles. In addition, off list response would be appreciated.

    73 and gud dx

    Ira n2is

  • Mat.vu2phd:

    iam interested in u r swr cum pwr neter.
    help me to homebrew one,73 de mat vu2phd

  • Mat / Ira

    The kit came from a guy called Steve at . We bought 10 from him for the club and over a few evenings and they’ve gone down quite well. Beats talking about doing something in my book.

    The build notes are really good for the beginner and the kit only has through hole components so it doesn’t mean things are too tricky either. Setting up is again easy and performance is nice and consistent. All of the components are bagged in a sensible way so its easy to spend time with a small group to help them through the build.

    All in all I can thoroughly recommend it. We got a bulk discount from Steve and bought everything including boxes from him. I suppose if you ask him for the circuit diagram or PCB’s only (there are 2) then he can only say no. If I can help in any way then just ask, I would recommend my metalwork skills though!

  • Scott N9TGW:

    The web address of the person you purchased the digital swr meters from was missing in your reply… can you repost???

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