Palomar RX-100
Noise Bridge

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Palomar R-X Noise Bridge

The Palomar RX-100 R-X Noise Bridge tells you if you antenna is resonant or not, and if not, indicates whether it is too long or too short. It works with dipoles, inverted Vees, quads, Yagi beams, multiband trap dipoles and verticals. It works better than a dip oscillator because the frequency of measurement is set your receiver which is calibrated more accurately than a dip oscillator and is more stable. It is easy to use. Just connect the RX-100 to the antenna feed points (at the center of your dipole or base of your vertical). Then connect the RX-100 to your receiver with a coax line. Tune the receiver to the frequency at which you want to measure the antenna and turn on the noise bridge. You will hear a loud noise in the receiver. Now adjust the two knobs on the noise bridge for a null (noise minimum). Now read the knobs. The "R" knob reads the antenna feedjpoint resistance directly in ohms. The "X" knob reads reactance. This device can be used to set your antenna tuner, test a balun, check tuned circuits and more!

Heavy cast aluminum case. Operates from 9 Vold battery (not supplied).

RX-100 Specifications:
* Frequency Range: 1-100 MHz
* R Range: 0-250 ohms
* C range ± 70 pf
* Connectors: SO-239
* Size: 5.75 x 3.75 x 1.25 inches
* Weight: 10 oz.
* Power requirements: 9 volts DC at 25 mA (with 9V battery connector)


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