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Categories | Tools & Test Equipment for the amateur radio work bench | AnaTek Blue ESR Meter Kit Help

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KC0KBC  Rating: 5/5 Nov 27, 2011 23:27  Send this review to a friend!
Great kit  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just finished building this meter (kit version). I haven't had a chance to put it to real use yet, but was impressed with the kit. There were no missing parts, all parts were separated into clearly labelled bags, and instructions were clear and complete. The meter requires two resistors for use in calibration, and they are included. The blue case is made by Hammond and is a nicer case than it might appear to be in online photos.

It took me a couple of evenings of careful soldering. Tools needed are a good soldering station, fine gauge solder, a DVM, and preferably a variable voltage power supply whose voltage can be adjusted between 5.5 and 9VDC. The PS is used only for calibrating the low battery indicator; if you don't own a variable bench PS, instructions are included to build a circuit for calibration use - though the parts to build that are not included.

I have a supply of very high quality Pomona test lead wire, and used that instead of the supplied leads. The larger diameter Pomona wire (.144") still worked perfectly with the supplied case grommets.

I'm glad to have this tool in my troubleshooting arsenal! It was a very enjoyable, low-stress build - one of those that makes you sad when you get to the part of the instructions titled, "Final assembly instructions." 
Product is in production.
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