Bird Model 43 RF Wattmeter Repair Tips

aka How Do I Fix My Bird Wattmeter?

Martin RF Supply Offers You A Wide Selection of New & Used
RF Wattmeters and RF Loads at Affordable Prices

Martin RF Supply Online Store - Click Here

If your know a little bit about electronics you can fix your Bird wattmeter if it becomes intermittent. Here are a few tips on what to do if your Bird 43 wattmeter is not working. Don't try these tests if you are not familiar with the electronics. You can damage your meter if you are not careful.

The Bird Model 43 Wattmeters are very robust and rarely fail. There is not a whole lot to them. Most of the electronics are in the elements, not in the wattmeter housing. The wattmeter consists of the transmission line section, a 30 ua meter movement, and a length of coax connecting the two. 99.9% of the problems I see are with the contacts to the elements and the coax connectors.

Bird Model 43 Wattmeter Element Repairs and Calibration

Click here to enter the RF Shop

A Look Inside The Bird Elements"

A Photo Tour of Bird Elements

Wattmeter Manufacturer Links

Bird Electronic
Coaxial Dynamics
Telewave, Inc

Martin RF Supply Home

email: The RF Shop

RF Wattmeter and RF Load Selection Guide - Bird Wattmeter - Telewave Wattmeter - Coaxial Dynamics Wattmeter - RF Load - Termaline Wattmeter - Thruline Wattmeter - RF Power Measurement

The RF Shop Offers You A Wide Selection of New and Used RF Wattmeters and RF Loads at Affordable Prices

Enter the RF Shop