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Review Summary For : TPI-1001-B Signal Generator
Reviews: 1MSRP: 395
35 to 4400MHz signal generator and analyzer.
Product is in production
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VK3ALB Rating: 2018-04-13
Where have you been all my life!? Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Based on the Analog Devices ADF4351 synthesizer, the 1001-B brings an affordable test set to the shack of anyone that experiments on the 50 to 3500MHz amateur bands.

Now you have a scalar analyzer that allows you to make a variety of measurements right there on your bench and get results that we could only dream of a few short years ago.

Tune up duplexers and diplexers, sweep and adjust filters, measure insertion loss, return loss and VSWR, generate signals, a CW beacon and more. You need to read the manual to see all it can do.

For some years I'd been working with just a simple RF power meter and signal generator but I was limited to 500MHz and below. With the arrival of the TPI-1001-B a whole new world opened to me. Within minutes of plugging it in to my PC I was able to sweep a dual band 13cm/9cm feed and check the return loss. I pulled a 5 pole 2500MHz filter out of the junk box and retuned for the ham section of the band. I retuned a pay TV grid pack for ham use. Next day I built a bi-quad antenna for 1296 and confirmed it was cut to the correct frequency. Things I only dreamed of doing before the arrival of the TPI-1001-B are now a breeze.

The software is intuitive and easy to use - didn't really need the manual. Looking at the history of this device you can see the team at TPI are continually adding new features to the software.

If you want to build and measure gear for the VHF/UHF microwave spectrum, I don't think you could do better than the TPI-1001-B.