Saturday, April 11, 2015

Your SWR Meter May Save Your Ham Radio

  One of the most important pieces of equipment in your Ham Shack is your SWR Meter. If you don't keep track of your SWR(standing wave ratio) you can easily damage your expensive Ham Radio. Just imagine running 1500 watts of power and it goes out the coaxial cable ,up the antenna, can't make it out and comes right back down to your Ham Radio. Chances are your going to cook your finals and then it's time to visit the repair shop. It can get damaged so bad that it may end up on Ebay for parts. I can't count the number of times I heard someone back in the day running lots of power and their modulation sounded like their nose was pinched. The next thing you know they are off the Radio. I remember speaking to them a few days later only to find that they cooked their radio. You never know when something loosened up on your antenna and their you are transmitting with no place to go. I mean your power has no place to go.
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