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PowerMaster* Station Monitor, VSWR & RF Power Meters

PowerMaster From the Labs of Array Solutions

A Wattmeter that is Outstanding in Functionality with NIST Traceable Accuracy 

PowerMaster in normal operation

 FCC A, B and CE Certified

BUY the PowerMaster II Now (click here)

*Note - the original Power Master "1" as shown above is no longer available.

Please see the new Power Master II.

 

We have new versions of the Power Master Basic software available which has a couple of minor fixes - especially for our European customers that use a comma [,] instead of a decimal point [.] in their computers.

For the original Power Master: PM1BASIC

For the new Power Master II:  PM2BASIC

 

 

Some of the Many Features

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ALC-1 - ALC protection option, shuts down your transmitter fast but yet allows ALC normal operation

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FASTEST Bar graph on the Market, makes tuning an amp or a tuner a joy, faster than an analog meter. So fast it can catch the first "dit" at 99 WPM and even show you if your rig has a RF spike problem.  Why mess around with other meters that have have had display failures?

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Displays VSWR, Power, and Bar graph at the same time.

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Runs with or without a PC connected to it. That means there are no programming hassles and issues setting this meter up. Runs right out of the box.

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Accuracy typically better than +/- 3% over frequency and temperature ranges

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Commercial couplers available for VHF and UHF commercial bands

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Peak Hold Modes – programmable for fast(1/2 sec), medium, slow, and Long ( 5 sec) for CW, SSB, data, FM, whatever you're sending!

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Separate Display and Coupler/Sensor boxes–  Sensor can be remotely located at your amp or in your mobile unit this also keeps the high power cables away from your radios, audio equipment, PCs etc.  No nasty RF cables on top of your desk or radio to cause RFI and other clutter issues! The coupler is using DC only, no RF is sent to the meter. A good thing!

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Remote use, even 100 feet of cable between sensor and display has no drop in power measurement. None.

bulletPC control with our new Power Master Basic software! Download it now!
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Multiple couplers on one display head.  Just add them together with 1/4" Stereo "Y" adapter. Buy one now

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 Accuracy is not compromised. Other meters require an additional $85 for this option.

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VSWR Alarm – programmable trip point, LED and Relay – Can shut down your amp fast!

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Power Alarm -  programmable trip point, LED and Relay - Alerts you that your amp has tripped out

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Alarms can maintain until manually reset, or you can program an auto alarm reset

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Bar Graph – Operates in two modes, Auto Ranging Power and VSWR you can peak your amp sending dots or talking into a mic, or dip your VSWR with your tuner using dots. Easy on the tubes and efficient.

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Bar Graph in Power mode – Auto Ranging in user selectable ranges – Easy to read

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Large Vacuum Fluorescent Display – Easy to read even in bright sunlight

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Programmable from front panel or via RS232 – Even display your call letters in it too!

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RS232 Application for you PC - Will allow remote user’s full use of meter even on the internet

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All Metal Boxes – Rack Mount Options available, 1 or 2 units in a 19” 2U panel

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Choice of connectors, SO239, Type-N, and 7/16 DIN

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Display Head Size 7 1/2” X 3 ½ “ Face, 4 Ό” Deep

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And did we mention the best support you can get from us and our user group?

 

 

 

Note meter shown was 1st production unit. Later models look much nicer.

 

 

Test Bench accuracy

Calibration done with NIST traceable  instrumentation

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also announcing our new Power Master Basic software! Download it now!

 

bulletInterface to any RS232 Port or USB port
bulletSet up any of the functions of the meter which include
bulletCall letters or other alpha numeric message – 16 characters long (examples above have "Array Solutions"
bulletSet up default VSWR alarm trigger or turn it off
bulletSet up default Power alarm trigger or turn it off
bulletMode of operation
bulletFast, med, slow
bulletBar graph
bulletAuto range scale
bulletPeak, Peak plus reverse
bulletBar graph mode VSWR or Power
bulletForward power
bulletReverse power
bulletVSWR
bulletData in alpha numeric / bar graph – Both on screen
bulletPeak hold as well as real time power in bar graph
bulletVSWR Alarm
bulletPower Alarm
bulletHooks to allow access to the data from another application like a contest logging program

 

bulletWindows Graphical Display User Interface
   
bulletForward power
bulletReverse power
bulletVSWR
bulletData in alpha numeric / bar graph – Both on screen
bulletPeak hold as well as real time power in bar graph
bulletVSWR Alarm
bulletPower Alarm
bulletHistogram recording of Power and VSWR
bulletAllow remote access from internet (  being able to report data to another PC on the internet) from another PC running the same application?
bulletHooks to allow access to the data from another applications like a contest or DX logging programs

 

 

PowerMaster Reviews reproduced here with permission

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Product Reviews on eHam.net here > Reviews

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Product Review ARRL/Jan QST 2006  > QST Review

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RSGB Product Review/Feb RADCOM 2006

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National Contest Journal Review March/Apr 2006

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CQ Magazine Review Dec. 2006

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KK5DR Review - A good look at the meter inside and out - pfd file

Resources and More Options for the PowerMaster

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Couplers available for the PowerMaster

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ALC-1 Transmitter Inhibit controller - shut down your amp the fastest way possible

bulletPowerMaster Hardware Manual
bulletour new Power Master Basic software! Download it now!
bulletPowerMaster Firmware Manual and updates
bulletPowerMaster USB Application notes, etc
bulletPowerMaster FAQ

 

  Don't forget a Power Supply, we stock a great 12V DC  1 Amp Regulated RF Quiet Linear Supply

Adapter to combine our RF power sensor/couplers

BUY the PowerMaster II - PRICE LIST

Why not buy the same VSWR Power meter that is used by industry for critical monitoring functions?

 

Used by industry for critical testing - above shows 10 PowerMasters testing 10 RF generators.

  

   19 Inch Rack mounting kits are available