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  Sat Buddy Satellite Signal Level Meter





 
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
 
Click to to view our Informational Video on the Sat-Buddy, Sat-Buddy 2, and Dual Buddy Satellite Meters!

The Sat Buddy is a satellite signal meter that measures relative RF signal strength when connected to a dish antenna. It's great for aligning a dish antenna to receive maximum signal strength, and for verifying signal presence within the in-house cabling network. The compact weather resistant design will stand tough for years of dependable service.

Features:
  • NEW! Heavy-Duty Field Replaceable F-Connectors (easy change with one 7/16" wrench)
  • Bright LED display, easy to read even in direct sunlight
  • Strong audible tone
  • Internal rechargeable NiMH battery
  • Able to power LNB from internal battery or IRD
  • Rugged, compact, weather resistant design
  • Includes DC Cigarette Lighter Charger, AC Wall Charger
  • Short circuit protection
  • Rugged, compact, weather resistant design
  • 950-2150 input frequency
  • Tests Coax Cable Runs
  • Selectable Audio On/Off
  • Able to check IRD Set Top Box Receiver Voltage, LNB current amps
  • Works with all LNBs
  • Able to align antenna quickly and reliably without the receiver

    Measurements:
  • Signal strength (RF energy 950 to 2150 MHz)
  • LNB current draw (mA)
  • Voltage supplied by the IRD set top box
  • Internal battery voltage

    Specifications:
  • Frequency range 950 to 2150 MHz
  • Impedance 75 ?
  • Measurable input level -48 to -8 dBm total power -60 to -20 dBm per transponder
  • Insertion loss 6 dB (950 to 1450 MHz) 8 dB (1450 to 2150 MHz)
  • Size (H x W x D) 6.5" x 2.7" x 1.1", 1.5 lbs (16.5cm) x (6.9cm) x (2.8cm), 700g
  • Connectors Type F female
  • Power Uses IRD power when connected, otherwise uses internal battery. IRD voltage loss through the SAT Buddy is 1.3 V. Current consumed by the SAT Buddy is 90 mA.
  • LNB Power Current limited at 475 mA.
  • Internal Battery Pack Rechargeable 12 cell NiMH 300 mAh, 12-16 V nominal, automatic shutoff, 1.8 hours typical use per charge.
  • Battery Charge Time 10 hours from wall charger
  • Wall Charger Output 12 VDC, 200 mA, center pin positive, 2.1mm I.D
  • Signal Measure Mode * Signal Level Display Bargraph LEDs left row x 10, right row x 1 * Audible Tone Dual beep rate with solid tone at peak
  • Current/Voltage Mode * LNB Current Draw 0 to 500 mA (each LED segment is 50 A) * LNB Supply Voltage 10 to 20 volts (each LED segment is 1V, above 9V)

    Click Here to View Sat Buddy Spec Sheet
    Click Here to View Sat Buddy Operating Manual
    Click Here to View Dual Buddy, SatBuddy2, & SatBuddy Comparison Chart


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