Now the final bits have arrived for the SWR Meter module, I can do the final assembly. Here the SMA connectors are installed on the side of the eBay meter, for forward & reverse power tap. These are simply tee’d off the wiring inside the meter where it connects to
The latest addition to my radio shack is the GY561 frequency & power meter, which has already come in useful for measuring the output power of all my radios. It’s a small device, roughly the same size & weight as a stock UV-5R. Power is provided by 3 AAA cells.
I’ve noticed that the RF power output from the Chinese radios can be quite variable from model to model, and even from individual radios of the same model & batch. I’ve bought an RF Power meter (GY561) to do some tests on the HTs I have at present. All tests