Not enough RF in the shack!

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Not enough RF in the shack!

I recently obtained a Racal-Dana model 1992 nanosecond universal counter.
It is fairly sensitive. 14 inches of whip on the A input gives a
reading in the middle of the broadcast band, presumably the average
of local broadcast stations. I have to raise the WSPR output to
10 watts to get a stable reading.

Has anyone modified an SWR meter to provide a pure pickoff of the
transmitted signal suitable for driving a counter?