XR-3
Modular Test Instrument

From satellite dish alignment, to UHF off-air antenna pointing, to cable TV MER measurements, the XR-3 is the meter for you!

The XR-3 is the most capable meter offered by Applied Instruments. It’s more durable than the popular Super Buddy meter, and has added features and performance.

The XR-3’s modular design with field swappable modules provides wide versatility to fit different measurement applications, including DBS satellite, VSAT satellite, VHF/UHF off-air, and CATV (QAM and analog).

The XR-3 is great for installing and troubleshooting DISH SmartBox, Blonder Tongue, and other SMATV headend systems often used in hotels, multi-dwelling units, and institutional facilities.







Module           Model  Description  Application
Turbo-S2 Satellite Meter

 North American DBS /  Broadcast TVRO

 250-2150 MHz

 DISH,  DIRECTV,

 Bell TV, Shaw  Direct,

 and more

VSAT-ACM Satellite Meter

 VSAT, Broadcast TVRO,  International DTH

 900-2150 MHz

 iDirect,

 Hughes Ku,

 and more

Cable-Air Signal Meter -  Cable & Off-Air

 (J.83B) / VHF / UHF

 5-1000 MHz

 UHF Off-Air,

 CATV,

 SMATV  (i.e. DISH Smartbox,   Blonder  Tongue headends)

XR-3 Data Sheets

XR-3 Operation Manuals

XR-3 Application Notes

Software Updates


Model XR-3™ Modular Test Instrument base unit with Wi-Fi option (modules sold separately)
$479
*Will ship 1 week after receipt of order



Model XR-3™ Modular Test Instrument base unit (modules sold separately)
$420
*Will ship next business day after receipt of order



Cable-Air Module for
XR-3™

$450
*Will ship 3 to 5 weeks after receipt of order



Turbo-S2 Module for
XR-3™

$310
*Will ship next business day after receipt of order



Turbo-S2 Module for
XR-3™, with added tuning from 2500-3000 MHz

$470
*Will ship 1 week after receipt of order



VSAT-ACM Module for XR-3™
$310
*Will ship next business day after receipt of order



Optional Hard Shell Carrying Case for Model XR-3™
$79
*Will ship 3 to 4 weeks after receipt of order