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Re: [Amps] Autek Research WM-1 wattmeter

Subject: Re: [Amps] Autek Research WM-1 wattmeter
From: Jeff Carter <>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:11:56 -0400
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I am very glad that I am not the only one!

I'm not sure what happened, there, if the guy I talked to is the
designer and just has bad customer service skills, or if somebody
bought the rights to all that old stuff and runs it as a sideline.

I heard somebody on the air on 80m not too long ago say something to
the effect that "hams are weirdos" and I know we've got a few.  Giving
the Autek guy the benefit of the doubt, maybe he got one too many of
the Tinfoil Hat Brigade or something and decided we were all

I should probably make an effort to get on the air more, but I never
cared too much for operating, I like to build and repair things.  It's
a shame I couldn't get service literature for this RF-5, I'd like to
have it working again.


On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Lee Buller <> wrote:
> Mr. Carter is right,  If you cannot find the problem you will not get much 
> help from Autek.  I had to junk my Autek because the board went bad.  There 
> was no fix except to buy a new one.  That is not my idea of customer service. 
>  I liked the wattmeter, but the old Drake W-4 works just fin for me.
> Lee - K0WA
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