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XR-3 Modular Test Instrument




Module           Model  Description  Application
Turbo-S2 Satellite Meter

 North American DBS /  Broadcast TVRO 

 250-2150 MHz


 Bell TV, Shaw  Direct,

 and more

VSAT-ACM Satellite Meter

 VSAT, Broadcast TVRO,  International DTH

 900-2150 MHz


 Hughes Ku,

 and more

Cable-Air Signal Meter -  Cable & Off-Air

 (J.83B) / VHF / UHF

 5-1000 MHz

 UHF Off-Air, 


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

AI 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.

Data Sheet
XR-3 Base Instrument Data Sheet
Cable Off-Air Module Data Sheet
DBS Satellite Module Data Sheet
VSAT Satellite Module Data Sheet

Operation Manual
XR-3 Base Instrument Operation Manual
Cable Off-Air Module Operation Manual
DBS Satellite Module Operation Manual
VSAT Satellite Module Operation Manual

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To Order

Step 1: Select Module from Below:

CATV: Cable-Air Module for  XR-3™ $439*

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Satellite: Turbo-S2 Module for XR-3™ $345*
(Required for DirecTV, DBS, C/KU Band FTA installations)

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VSAT: ACM Module for XR-3™ $340*
Add to cart

Optional Hard Shell Carrying Case for Model XR-3™ $90
Add to cart

Step 2: Add the Meter here (required)
Only $541*

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The New Birdog Ultra

BIRDOG ULTRA.  Many new features including built-in support for SWM DirecTV dishes, and Wild Blue antennas.


Only $599*



BIRDOG-USB Plus Satellite Identifier (V 4.00): With SWM directv Dish support.

Only $450*

4 AIM Meter AIMR2 (New Model) Advanced Installation Signal Meter for DIRECTV Satellite Dishes
This is the newer version meter that replaced the older AIM meter.  Better battery capacity and faster performance. The Aim is a DIRECTV Specific satellite installation meter, that tunes to ANY DIRECTV Transponder - national and local spot beams.Powers all LNBS including SL3 SWM and SL5 SWM.

Only $649.99*

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5 [ Sat Buddy ]

Sat Buddy 2 Signal Meter

Same as Sat Buddy but with field replaceable connectors, and 22kHz/DiSEqC™ tone for multi-LNB/switch control



DIRECTV SIM01 Single Wire Multi-Switch “SWM” Installation Meter  NEW in stock

DIRECTV SIM01 Single Wire Multi-Switch “SWM” Installation Meter - NEW in stock

The Single Wire Multi-Switch "SWM" Installation Meter checks that each cable drop within a home can support SWM operations.

Only $80


SF95L Satellite Signal Meter

A simple meter for the self-installing consumer. FASTER SETUP TIME. You can connect right to the dish to fine tune your satellite antenna quickly. Works with DSS DirecTV, DBS, WorldTV, Free To Air satellite systems. Works with C band or KU band satellite signals. Beeps to indicate signal strength. Built-in backlight, New features: 22KHz, and H/V LED lights.


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Great for the self-installers, RVs, and Tailgaters


  1. Satellite Signal Meter (SF95L)
  2. Battery Pack for self power option
  3. Lensatic Compass
  4. Carrying Case

Price $29.99

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9 Surelock

SureLock® Digital TV Signal Finder


  • Pinpoint the location of local DTV towers
  • Point the antenna before scanning for channels
  • Saves time and frustration
  • Eliminate the need for multiple channel scans
  • Takes the guesswork out of finding the towers
  • Simple to use, plug-n-play design
  • Connects to the antenna TV output or
  • in-line
  • Positive signal identification
  • LED lights indicate where DTV signal is strongest
  • Variable sensitivity adjustment
  • Foolproof antenna pointing in both strong and weak signal areas



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PICO-PRO/Q QAM Signal Analysis Meter

The Pico-Pro/Q Signal Analysis Meter is a portable, high performance QAM or analog signal meter specifically designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of modern day CATV systems. The PICO-PRO/Q can test the CATV QAM or analog signals in the scan, spectrum or channel modes. In the analog mode, the unit will measure video carrier, audio carrier, A/V ratio and C/N ratio. In the digital mode, it will measure BER, MER of QAM 16, 32, 64 and 256 in ANNEX B and QAM 16, 32, 64, 128, and 256 in ANNEX A mode. The Pico-Pro/Q will display a constellation of the measured digital signals. CATV cable tilt and trunk AC voltage can also be measured with this unit.

Sale $1059

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11 PICO-PRO Signal Analysis Meter

PICO-PRO Signal Analysis Meter

  • Full-channel operation 5-870 MHz Frequency Range (Channels T7-T13, 2-135)

  • 4-keypad channel plans (TV, CATV/STD, CATV/HRC, SUB/VHF) enable quick switching between sources.

  • Single keypad frequency or channel selection provides compatibility with channel, data, and other narrow bandwidth carriers.

  • Full spectrum-analyzer scan provides display of up to 100 channels simultaneously.

Only $620*

12 PICO-Tech Signal Analysis Meter

PICO-Tech Signal Analysis Meter

  • Full-channel operation 46-870 MHz Frequency Range (Channels 2-134)

  • Single frequency or channel selection provides compatibility with channel, data and other narrow bandwidth carriers

  • Full-channel scan provides “snapshot” of over 100 video and audio carrier levels

  • Two-channel measurement feature provides low/high channel reference, allowing amplifier

Only $399*


Test-UM Coax Mapper CX200

Test-UM Coax Mapper CX200
This handy tester is designed for CATV and security camera connection and installation. It tests multi-run coax cables terminated with F-connectors from a central source. It has the ability to put a tone signalon acoax cable, as well as find and identify multiple coax cables connected to a coax splitter. Individually-identified test terminators allow you to trace up to 4 connections at a time from the main cable box.


Other Meters and Accessories

14 SWiM Kick 21 Voltage Step-Up for Super Buddy Satellite Signal Meter SWiM Kick 21 Voltage Step-Up for SWM dish installations.
  • Power SWM™ ODU LNBs from your satellite meter.

  • Swim Kick 21™ steps up voltage from your satellite meter to power DIRECTV’s SWM ODU.

  • This replaces the AC power inserter while aligning the dish.



[ Blue Bunny ]

Blue Bunny Power Supply


Now you can align WildBlue and Telesat, Anikast, Xplornet antennas without being connected to the modem! Get your dish pointed before you have to run your modem cables and do your provisioning. This allows you to power the TRIA.  For use with a Super Buddy™ or Sat Buddy™ meter only.




WildBlue Antenna Pointing Aid WB/PA-8 NEW!

WildBlue Antenna Pointing Aid WB/PA-8


The WildBlue APA allows installers to use a KU-band satellite meter to support the pointing of a KA-band antenna. The included 10dB and 20 dB attenuators force the Satellite Meter to focus on carrier frequencies most closely associated with the spot beam defined by the APA setting.


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