SWR meter using a 100uA meter

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Uphill, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Uphill

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    For the attention of ebcl 1 1388, Senior Member:

    Following your post dated 10-13-2009 in connection with a 100uA meter, I tried a 15K resistor in series with a 1.5 Volts battery and got a reading of full scale.
    I need this meter for a homebrew UHF SWR meter, but want to know how to maintain a reading that doesn't go to full scale since the reading in this case is to measure either 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 or infinite, the latter would be equivalent to go the needle to full scale.
    I thank you or any other member that can help me on this matter.

    Regards, Uphill (Chile, South America)
  2. Dodgydave

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 22, 2012
    Either increase the series resistance or lower the voltage
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