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Can I test an HP X486A waveguide power sensor without a 432A meter?

Question asked by drkirkby on May 29, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2013 by rftech3000
I've got an HP X486A X-band WR90 waveguide power sensor, but I don't have a compatible meter, so have no idea if the sensor works. Are there any tests I can do which would at least indicate if it is OK? 

I have a 20 GHz VNA and home-built waveguide calibration kit, so I can check the return loss, but would that still be ok if the unit was blown? Someone said one can test these with a DVM, but if so how do I do it? 

I basically have no need for this, so want to sell it along with a cable, but I'm aware the sensort often get blown up, so would like to run at least a basic test of functionality. 

Dave.

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