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Old 05-25-2009, 10:04 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a wavetek sam 3 digital signal meter and i want to if it can be used on digital tv broadcast stations to tune in tv stations on my antennas?
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I haven't used that particular model, but I believe you can.

I have made many experiments with other meters to confirm it.

A signal level meter designed for analog (NTSC) signals can have a digital meter readout or an analog panel meter readout. The newer meters for digital (ATSC 8vsb and QAM) signals have a digital meter readout.

See this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1084674

And see this particular post (#23) by k6sti on that thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...2&postcount=23

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The meter is called wavetek sam 3 Digital signal analysis meter.
The top middle has a scale changeable from -15 to +55 db and also has a frequency in Mhz digital display to the right. Worked great on tv frequency but can't check out channels because the battery died. It will cost a few dollars to replace it. Will this meter work? If so I'll get a new battery.
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In the k6sti link to his post that I gave you he says that he uses a SAM for TV signals.

In the link in his post he also describes the different models, mentions the SAM 3, and describes how he replaced his Nicad battery pack with NiMH cells.

His link to the SAM document is here:
http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/sam.htm

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Wavetek SAM III - Signal Analyis Monitor

Hi Folks

I am looking for the Training , User, Service manuals for the SAM III.

Can anybody help with copies, originals, stuff on CD etc.

All costs involved.

Cheers

Alan VK7AM

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This might be what you want:
http://www.surplussales.com/Manuals/man_wavetek.html

This company might have one:
http://www.testequipmentconnection.c...cturer/Wavetek

I see two SAM IIIs for sale on ebay by stifflersequipmentllc without manuals, but he might be able to locate a manual for you.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WAVETEK-3-D-...item3cdc42954f

His commercial site is here:
http://www.stifflerssurplus.com/case...avetek+sam+III

What features do you like on the SAM III, Alan?

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good,In the link in his post he also describes the different models, mentions the SAM 3, and describes how he replaced his Nicad battery pack with NiMH cells.thanks [IMG]http://*******/W6W0dY[/IMG]
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