A new Power Meter is arriving in my shack.
I was looking for an accurate and readable SWR Meter for my station, that could cover HF and six meters band, and could support 1,5 – 2 KW.
Budget limitations prohibites high level Array Solutions Power master or Bird Technologies Bird wattmeter, while limited distribution of Autek products in Italy made desist me on evaluatinv the well reviewed VM1.
The choice has been restricted to a couple of products.
The DAIWA CN-801 and the Palstar PM2000 A/M, price are similar, but generally Daiwa product is cheaper.
I choosed the Palstar for the followin features:
True PEP Reading
Average and True PEP Reading Meter in Forward and reflected, looks like the CM-801 offer only Forward and not reflected.
According to reviews the PM2000A offer eccellent accuracy, compared to a Bird meter, while CM-801 looks like accuracy percentage to be higher than what’s documented.
CM-801 is missing the switch so, light is always on, and it’s really annoying. PM2000AM offer a front switch.
The PM2000AM offer an extra cord, permitting to place the Meter almost everywhere in my desk, where room is always rare thing.
Now maybe you are wonderin how much I paid it and where I bought… well I looked among Amateur Radio Dealers in Europe and found a German Dealer offering the product at a very special price, the lowest in the net.
I will reveal the name of the dealer, as soon as the transaction will be completed… you never know.