• Astatic PDC5 SWR Watt Meter and Antenna Matcher
  • SWR and Watt Meter
  • Built in Antenna Matcher
  • Scales up to 100 Watts

Astatic PDC5 SWR Watt Meter and Antenna Matcher ( discontinued )


Astatic PDC5 Overview

The Para Dynamics PDC5 is a multi-purpose meter, that can test SWR and power output as well as an antenna matcher.

SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) or VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio) is a measurement of your antenna systems efficiency, using this meter will allow you to determine if you need to tune your antennas for increased performance.

The power meter portion of this meter is designed to give you a reading on your transmitters modulated output power.

The antenna matcher function is what sets this meter apart from others, antenna matchers will allow you to adjust the impedance of your antenna system, thereby allowing you to attain a 1:1 SWR no matter what. This is especially useful for stock antenna systems that come with semi trucks, if after tuning the antennas you are still not able to achieve a low enough reading, using the antenna matcher will allow you to attain a 1:1 SWR. Keep in mind, you must keep the meter inline to maintain this low reading.

Astatic PDC5 Summary

  • 1 Watt, 10 Watt, and 100 Watt power scales
  • Measures SWR
  • Measures modulated output power
  • Built-in antenna matcherAllows you to acheive a 1:1 SWR in almost any situation.

Astatic PDC5 Technial Specifications

  • Width5.25 in
  • Depth3.5 in to end of coax connectors
  • Height1.5 in
Ben W.
Submitted 10 years ago.
well... for the cost its ok. Not the greatest but seems to work. Small size made it great for my jeep.
richard t.
Submitted 11 years ago.
I had one of these that I double stick taped to the top of a mobile rig.
It was not lighted which makes it almost useless at night.
the guage is very small to read.
The antanna matcher does seem to work surprisingly well.
An swr meter is the most important thing you will ever need for the health of your rig, This one will do But For about the same price you can get a much better and more reliable one than this
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