How reasonable do you want to be on the cost thing for
Could build a dummy load with wattmeter along the lines of
the one Jack described, reads peak power:
In post 37017 Mike describes using these $0.10 resistors:
So you need a 50 ohm load resistor of some sort plus a
diode (a 1n4148 or 1n914 would do) plus 2 resistors and a
Use your DVM to measure the voltage from the cap. Total
cost is around $1 from Mouser, plus $10 shipping.
Some really nice 50 ohm RF loads on ebay, need an awful big
heatsink if giving it 250W
I've got some of these on order, should show up in a month
Alternately, no dummy load but include an inline SWR meter
for daily use with the rig:
No, it's not meant to be left in line, as it
sucks up all the power and is not a "sampling"
wattmeter. Peter Parker had a really simple
sampling as a tuning indicator ...
Stick with the CB wattmeter, but ask local hams to check it
against some better instruments.
It's probably just fine for what you are doing.
On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 07:53 pm, Gene Nitschke wrote:
Is there a good (reasonable cost) watt meter
that would be better to use in these situations?