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Review Summary For : Mini RF power meter/counter/LC meter
Reviews: 1MSRP: $59
PIC-based RF power meter/frequency counter/LC meter using Analog Devices AD8307 log amp.
Product is in production
More Info: http://1984yht888
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AC8DP Rating: 2012-11-19
Best bang for the buck Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Haven't seen so much functionality in such a tiny package - and especially at this price. This matchbox sized contraption measures frequency up to 1GHZ, RF power -60 to +20 dBm, inductance, capacity and quartz crystals. It's mass produced in China! Runs off a 9 volt battery and is professionally made. No box just the electronics. Nice illuminated display, sophisticated programming. Very easy to use, no manual necessary. RF can be displayed as mW, dBm, uV or dbuV. Gate time for the frequency meter is selectable from 0.01 to 1s. LC meter is autoranging and has a calibration function.
I don't like that the signal inputs are RP-SMA but the designers probably anticipated that and included a cable and an antenna with RP-SMA connectors which looks just like the one on my computer wireless card. This thing most likely comes from a Wi-Fi equipment manufacture. Power meter accuracy is on par with my Narda meter, and the L/C as far as I can tell is at least in the ballpark and I really can't ask for more at this price. I ran into it completely accidentally on Ebay. Highly recommended.