[time-nuts] OT: Power level reference
jgray at zianet.com
Tue Dec 1 04:41:43 UTC 2009
We all have our various highly accurate frequency and perhaps time
references. Is there a relatively simple and inexpensive method of
making an accurate RF power level reference? If so, then what do we
calibrate it with, not already having such an accurate reference?
One possibility that comes to mind is an HP 436A power meter. These
are abundant and usually have no sensor probes (which are expensive).
They also have a built in 50MHz, 0dBm reference. However, without more
fancy test equipment, I have no way to calibrate the reference, or
even verify that it is accurate.
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