1. Digital Power Meter 5000EX

DPM 5000EX operates over a broader frequency range than any Bird meter produced to date, covering 2 MHz to 3600 MHz (based upon element selection*). Coupled with the ability to measure True Average Power from 1 to 1000 Watts, the Model 5000 handles Cellular, PCS, AMPS, CDMA, GSM, TDMA, ISM, UMTS, 3G Wireless, WLL, Paging, Conventional/Trunked Radio, Aviation, Military, and Analog or Digital Audio and Television Broadcast.

The highly-visible, back-lit LCD display simultaneously shows forward and reflected power or other selected parameters in digital format, while a 20-segment analog bar graph tracks forward power readings. Display annunciators show measurement mode, units, sensor type, overrange, battery condition, and “Speed Key” functions. Readings can be expressed as Watts, dB Return Loss and % Match Efficiency. VSWR is automatically calculated from forward and reflected power for fast, convenient antenna checks.
*DPM elements are available.


DisplayBack-lit liquid crystal technology, 2.25" x 3.0" (57 x 76 mm). Three-way display consisting of major and minor digital display elements, analog bar graph element, annunciators, battery indicator and speed-key legends. All display elements visible simultaneously.
Major Digital Display5 digits, 5/16" (7.94 mm) high. Displays Forward Power, VSWR, dBm, Return Loss, and Match Efficiency.
Minor Digital Display5 digits, 1/4" (6.35 mm) high. Displays Reflected Power, VSWR, dBm, Return Loss, and Match Efficiency.
Analog Bar Graph20 segment, horizontal orientation. Tracks major digital display
Measurement ModeTRUE AVERAGE POWER, for measurement of conventional or digitally-modulated RF.
Speed KeysSCALE, FWD UNITS, RFL UNITS. Set full scale power range and units for major and minor displays.
Display AnnunciatorsMATCH EFF%, VSWR, RETURN LOSS, dBm, μW, mW, W, kW located below major and minor displays.
Display also indicates Overrange, and Low Battery.
Sensor Interface9-pin D-shell RS-232 serial connector. Sensor is powered from meter. Sensor is compatible with Bird VSWR Alarm products and Broadcast Power Monitor (BPM) product family.
PC Interface9-pin RS-232 serial port for connection to a PC.
Dimensions8.0"H x 4.63"W x 1.75"D (203 x 117.6 x 44.5 mm).
Weight1.5 lb, nominal (0.68 kg).
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Power SupplyRechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery.
Meter may be operated from AC mains using supplied adapter.
Battery Life100 hours, minimum, per charge.
Operating Temperature-10° to +50° C (Meter and Sensor).
Storage Temperature-40° to +75° C. (Meter and Sensor).
Humidity95% ± 5% max. (non-condensing).
Mechanical ShockMIL-T-28800D Class 3.
VibrationMIL-T-28800D Class 3.
Altitude15,000 ft. (4570 m) operating.
EMCComplies with directive 92/31/EEC with exceptions noted:
EmissionsEN-55011, Class B. Immunity: EN-50082-1 at 10 V/m.
SafetyComplies with EN-61010, IAW Council Directives 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC.
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StandardInstruction manual, serial communications cable (5010), AC charger/adapter
OptionalAutomotive power adapter, PC software tool, soft carrying case.

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