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Anyone have an instruction manual for a MidLand 23-136 swr meter?

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Feb 12, 2017
Bought a really nice almost new condition MidLand 23-136 SWR meter off eBay. It looks brand new but I'm sure it's old. No manual and no luck finding one online. Anyone have one or a source where I can get it? Also how old is this unit, what is approximate date of manufacture? Looks like maybe the 60's or 70's to me. Can post pics later. Thanks.


Dec 13, 2007
Mojave Ca
Hello S+13: This is the simplest SWR Meter to use. You just transmit with no modulation, adjust the knob for full deflection on the left meter, and then read the SWR on the right meter.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X6dL476TvY

Good luck.

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