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Super Buddy 29 Satellite Meter

Item SKU: 0882
Category: Satellite Signal Meters
Brand: Applied Instruments

Complete more installs faster and better using the SUPER BUDDY METER!

Price: $879.99

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The Super Buddy 29 is an enhanced version of the popular Super Buddy which includes and internal combo 21 volt / 29 volt module to power the new DIRECTV SWM LNBs and the WildBlue / Telesat / Xplornet TRIAs!

Be "sure of your bird" with the positive ID feature or use the automatic scan to identify the unknown satellite.

Tired of loading new satellite plans? Super Buddy's geo-sensitive field guide shows you just the birds visible to your install ALL of them, and their individual transponders.

In addition to positively identifying the satellite, displayed measurements include signal level (dBm), quality (IRD or C/N), voltage supplied by the receiver, current drawn by LNB, and L.O. frequency drift of the LNB. Super Buddy is compatible with single and multi-LNB configurations.

Navigate easily from bird to bird with left/right arrows and through the individual transponders with up/down arrows. It's the BEST and the FASTEST!

Don't know the angles for your antenna? The zip-code look up gives you elevation and azimuth for whichever satellite you select.

Satellite delivery is becoming more complex, but the SUPER BUDDY makes it easier! Handle the toughest jobs better, faster and cheaper.

The Super Buddy is ideal for use with the Following Systems:

Dish Network (including Dish Network 118.7 and 129 satellites)
DirecTV (including new DirecTV AT9 KaKu & MFH1 Systems)
Bell TV
All Low Ku Band FSS Satellites (i.e., Globecast / WorldTV/ Galaxy Satellites)
DirecWay / HughesNet
Star Band
Shaw Direct
WildBlue/ Telesat
Stacked LNB / L-Band (i.e. Sonora systems, NAS systems, etc.)


    Field Replaceable F - connectors (barrel connectors)
    Calibrated Signal Level (dBm, dBmV or dBµV)
    Holds ALL satellites and ALL their transponders
    Field Guide software updates are available as free downloads from the internet.
    Ability to LOCK on WildBlue internet satellite and able to identify relevant geographic-specific WildBlue spot beam based on your Zip Code
    Ability to LOCK on new Dish Network 118.7 and 129 satellites with 8PSK signals
    Ability to do new DirecTV AU9 Ka Ku Installs (Can LOCK on and display signal strength for 101, 110, and 119 and will display signal strength for 99 and 103)
    Ability to do new DirecTV MFH1 Installs
    Ability to control new Zinwell 6x8 Multiswitch
    Ability to save proof of performance readings (actual signal level & quality measurements) and then upload them to your PC to give to the head office
    BER (Bit Error Rate, Reed Solomon)
    Zip Code Lookup - Ability to obtain needed azimuth, magnetic heading, and elevation for antenna install preparations based on your Zip Code
    Tunable to individual transponders
    Quick Charge Battery
    Ability to manually enter new custom satellites using front panel keypad (ideal for lab use or military classified satellite use)
    Rugged durable aluminum case with rubber shock guards and weatherproof gaskets
    Troubleshooting ability (Can display Voltage supplied by IRD and Current drawn by LNB)
    Works with both normal and stacked frequency plans
    Current Limit Level of 600 mA; This is enough juice to power even the Dish Pro Plus 3 LNB setup and the Dish 1000.2, which are the "current hogs" of the industry
    ID the satellite by "align-to-lock" or "automatic scan"
        Positive ID multi-lock algorithm eliminates false positives
        Geo-sensitive "Field Guide" software stores all satellites and transponders per global region
        Zip code entry provides antenna azimuth and vertical angle settings
        Field replaceable connectors
        Audible tone for signal lock and peak
        Tunable to individual transponders
        Quick charge battery with universal AC or vehicle 12 VDC
        Controls multi-LNBs/switches with 22kHz/DiSEqC
        Easy to use single function front panel buttons
        Displays cross-pole value from DIRECWAY modems
        Able to manually enter new satellites using front panel keypad
        Computer interface for future upgrades
        Rugged durable aluminum case with rubber shock guards

This Package Includes:

    SuperBuddy 29 Meter
    SuperBuddy Gift Box
    Shoulder strap
    Cordura protective flap
    AC Line Cord for charging battery (Universal 100 to 240 VAC Transformer is built into the meter)
    Automobile cigarette-lighter adapter battery charge cord
    PC Download cable (USB)
    Operation Manual
    Training video (DVD format)
    Power passing splitter (rated from 950 to 2150 MHz) for use when powering WildBlue TRIA
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