Re: VOM Advice?

Vince Vielhaber
 

Back when those meters were going for $6-$8 at trade shows and ham swaps, I was buying them in quantities of 96 or more (they came in boxes of 48, that's why the 96 price break) for a few pennies over $2. Still have a bunch of 'em left, batteries are dead tho.

Vince.

On 06/15/2018 12:52 AM, Jerry Gaffke via Groups.Io wrote:
That's the same Centech brand as the red rectangular cheapies form
Harbor Freight.
Pretty much the same functionality. And I'd guess the same stuff inside.
The primary differences I see is that this ebay job has a continuity
beeper and a backlight.

Jerry



On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 08:11 pm, Tim Gorman wrote:

For most anything you'll do with the ubitx you don't need an expensive
desk meter.

this one:
www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-Voltmeter-Ammeter-Ohmmeter-Multimeter-Volt-AC-DC-Tester-Meter-US-Seller/271496690158?hash=item3f3676b9ee:g:qgUAAOSwHnFVkYPk

is representative of one that has lots of functions. It's a lot like
the one I use much of the time. PLEASE don't hook the test leads up the
way it is shown, it won't work!

There is a huge gap in its current measuring scales, from 200ma to
10amp in one big jump, but that will probably get you by.

tim ab0wr

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