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Applied Instruments MDU CATV/Satellite Signal Level Meter (MDU)

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Applied Instruments MDU CATV/Satellite Signal Level Meter (MDU)

Brand: Applied Instruments           P\N: MDU          

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Applied Instruments The MDU Signal Level Meter measures digital and analog signals up to 2.15 GHz. It was designed for DBS, MMDS, SMATV, and CATV applications. Straightforward layout makes the MDU the industrys most user-friendly digital measuring SLM.


  • Digital (QAM & QPSK) and analog signal measurement

  • Carrier-to-noise measurement

  • Back-lit meter and LCD

  • Full channel/transponder or frequency tuning, up to 2.15 GHz

  • Down converter/LNB power (13 or 18V)

  • Digital signal tests

  • Strong, fast-charge, internal battery

  • We Do Not Ship to Canada


The MDU Meter Measures Satellite, Cable TV and Off-Air Signals. The MDU is the most versatile signal level meter available. It is ideally suited for those installing or maintaining private cables systems. It tunes to and measures analog and digital channel/transponder signals from 5 MHz to 2.15 GHz. A straightforward layout makes the MDU extremely user-friendly. The MDUs rugged construction, strong batteries, ability to power LNBs and weather resistant package make it the ideal field portable meter that will provide years of dependability.


Analog and Digital (QAM & QPSK) signals


Channel Scan across entire band and displays the difference (dB) between strongest and weakest signal

Inner-Channel Scan of a single digital signal and displays the unflatness (dB)


Frequency range: 5 to 860 and 950 to 2150 MHz
Frequency tuning resolution:
6.0 MHz (Channel Mode) 29.16 MHz (24 MHz Transponder Mode) 0.125 MHz (Frequency Mode)
Different bandwidth channels/transponders: available upon request.
Amplitude range: -80 to -20 dBm (-30 to +30 dBmV)
IF bandwidth: 280 kHz at 3 dB points 600kHz at 40 dB points
Size (W x H x D) 6.5" x 8.5" x 3.25", 4.5 lbs (16.5cm) x (21.5cm) x (8.25cm), 2.04 kg
LNB power: 13 or 18 VDC current-limited at 700 mA
Battery: Internal rechargeable 1800 mAh Nicad
Battery life: >8 hours continuous, no LNB power 3 to 5 hours continuous, powering LNB
Battery recharge time: ±12 hours
Operating temperature:0°F to 120°F (-18°C to 50°C)


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