Is there a remote watt meter I can access via my computer?

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Does anyone know of a watt meter that allows remote access to the readings? I'm not talking about how much power my 6700 is putting out but rather how much power is actually going to the antenna from the amp.

What I'm looking for is to locate my 6700 in another part of the house and control everything form my computer.  My tuner has a watt meter but I cannot access the readings in another room.

I want to be able to see on my computer screen exactly how much power I'm putting out to the antenna.

Given that the Flex is geared to remote activity I would think someone must have a way of monitoring the power.
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Pat

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Joe WD5Y

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Check out the wavenode wn-2. It also has many features regarding scope functions. I use it for remote on/off functions as well, I built a relay add on box interfaced to the wavenode, works great.

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Joe
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It looks like what I need but doesn't really say how it's accessed via LAN. I don't want any more USB cables to my computer.How do you have it set up?
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It is connected by USB to the control computer which I access via LAN. Not sure of any watt meters available with Ethernet connectivity. Hope this helps.

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I have been using the WN-2 for quite a number of years and it is a good unit. 
If you are going to use a PC to run on the remote on the other end I can suggest putting a SILEX SX-3000GB Ethernet to USB adapter and port forward through your router and run the Wavenode and it's I/O functions when your away from home running the software on the remote end computer to turn the radio Off and on, and monitor other things in the shack with external devices connected to the WN-2.
DDUTIL also kinda talks to the WN-2 but it is pretty sporadic and you can't run it with the WN-2 software at the same time
hope this helps

Bret
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Hi Pat, I have been using an LP100A for several years. It's extremely accurate & reliable both locally and remote. Their simple windows remote client is freely available. They have a range of meters which might well meet your requirements.


http://www.telepostinc.com/


Ps. I have no connection with them, I'm just a happy customer.

Pps: access is via serial, I use vspe over the network for this.
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I would also consider the TelePost LP-100A which is slightly more than the wavenode but very capable.  It does have a RS232 connector so you would need a USB to RS232 or some other method such as a serial port from ethernet box like the Digi TS4 Port server. I plan on using one.  73/W4SG
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To clarify - I'm looking for a watt meter that I can access via my LAN without using a host computer or serial cables.

Ideally the meter would connect to the router via wireless or if necessary via Ethernet cable so I can then access the readings via LAN to my computer with no physical connections. Those would defeat the purpose of "remote access"

Given all the remote activities I would think this would be a common option
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Looks like there is a wireless meter that does what I want. It sends meter readings via LAN without the need for a local computer.

http://microham-usa.com/store/product-info.php?pid115.html
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I'm also using the Telepost LPA-100A.  It integrates nicely with DDUtil and I can see my output power along with all the other Flex info like Voltage/Temp Etc and also all my Elecraft Amp/Tuner info.  It does however require a USB port.   I usually Teamview into my shack computer when remote.   

Cal/N3CAL
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Would the future Ethernet-enabled TunerGenius with the remote option be a possible alternative?  Assuming it sends power level you would get that plus actually minimize feedline power losses too. 

 Howard

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Yes.  It will have an Ethernet interface that can be accessed through an IP connection.
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Pat

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When do you expect it to be available?
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I have the aforementioned MicroHam device and am very pleased with it. Check the measurements it carries out.

Clive