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Hickok 39/38 digital wattmeters

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Apr 5, 2003
Anyone know anything about these? They appear to be early to mid 80's stand alone version of the counter/swr/wattmeter section found in the automotive market's 422 test set and Ford/Chrystler specific dealer versions for checking factory installed CB/broadcast sets. From what I can gather, the model 39 sold as a ham unit was the same as the model 38 which was market to the CB sector. Only difference was the amateur version had a switch on the back to add average/PEP function. To my knowledge, the amateur version never seen advertising in the amateur popular press. I never recall the 38 in copies of S9 or any other communications or electronics magazines. Both units must have had a run about "82 which was well after they withdrew from service and educational test equipment and concentrated on automotive tese equipment as they still do.

Anyone know anything here? I'm not looking for a manual or anything, just some background and specs. as a curiousity.
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