SWR meter suitable for Flex 1500?

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I'm trying to find a suitable SWR meter for use with my Flex 1500.  There seem to be an awful lot of terrible meters out there, and not many suitable for QRP operation.  I've already been through two: one got sent back the same day for being completely dead on arrival, and the other was rejected for giving random and erratic readings both for power and for SWR.

What are people using with the 1500?  Ideally I don't want to spend too much money :)
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Ian Chard

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Posted 3 years ago

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Bill -VA3WTB

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You could use the BobsMeter, a software meter that run on top of the screen. By Wood Box.
http://www.woodboxradio.com/uk/BobMeters.html
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Joseph W Gardiner

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They work great
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Steven Hess

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The 1500 lacks the metering circuitry the 3000 and 5000 have. You have to run an outboard meter.  

Cheap and accurate can't be had in a QRP meter. I've tried. I finally settled on an Oak Hills Research WM-2 QRP wattmeter. http://www.ohr.com/wattmeter.htm   I ended up with two. One for my 1500 and one for my 817. 
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In my opinion one of the best SWR/Wattmeters available is the Telepost LP-100A, which is spec’d to measure down to .05W with the 3kw coupler: 

http://www.telepostinc.com/lp100.html

Larry Phipps the owner of Telepost is very responsive to questions.