satellite signal level meter

The Super Buddy 29 has all of the great features of the standard Super Buddy satellite meter plus an 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 lookup 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.

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*Replaced by
Model XR-3 Modular Test Instrument with Turbo S2 Satellite Meter Module

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XR-3 signal level meter!

Click here to read about the benefits of the XR-3 and its advantages over the popular Super Buddy 29 satellite meter.
Since the user interface and menu styles are the same for the XR-3 and Super Buddy, there isn’t a learning curve for the techs that have experience with the popular Super Buddy satellite meter. Also there are big long-term cost savings for the users since the XR-3’s Li-Ion battery’s long-term life is about double that of the Super Buddy’s Ni-MH battery and it’s easy for the user to replace the XR-3’s battery themselves.