Applied Instruments – Super Buddy 29 – Satellite Identification Signal Level Meter – Discontinued

We apologize for the inconvenience but this product has been discontinued.

  • ID the satellite by align-to-lock or automatic scan
  • Positive ID multi-lock algorithm eliminates false positives
  • Field replaceable connectors
  • Rugged durable aluminum case with rubber shock guards
  • Geo-sensitive Field Guide software stores all satellites
    and transponders per global region
  • Zip code or Lat/Long entry provides antenna azimuth,
    vertical angle, and tilt/skew settings for all satellites
  • Controls multi-LNBs/switches with 22kHz/DiSEqC
  • Large back-lit graphic LCD
  • Easy to use single function front panel buttons
  • Displays cross-pol value from HughesNet Ku Band modems
  • Able to manually enter new satellites using front panel
  • Audible tone for signal lock and peak
  • Quick charge battery with universal AC or vehicle 12 VDC
  • USB computer interface for future upgrades
  • Store measurements for proof-of-performance POP Scan
  • Pass/Fail for key transponders Limit Scan
  • Provides power to LNBs, including the new DIRECTV
  • SWM LNBF models and WildBlue TRIA
  • LOCKs on new multi-rate/ACM signal style used by
  • WildBlue and Telesat/Xplornet


The Super Buddy 29 has all of the great features of the standard Super Buddy satellite meter plus an internal combo 21 volt / 29 volt module to power the new DIRECTV SWM LNBs and the WildBlue / Telesat / Xplornet TRIAs!

Be “sure of your bird” with the positive ID feature or use the automatic scan to identify the unknown satellite.

Tired of loading new satellite plans? Super Buddy’s geo-sensitive field guide shows you just the birds visible to your install – ALL of them, and their individual transponders.

In addition to positively identifying the satellite, displayed measurements include signal level (dBm), quality (IRD or C/N), voltage supplied by the receiver, current drawn by LNB, and L.O. frequency drift of the LNB. Super Buddy is compatible with single and multi-LNB configurations.

Navigate easily from bird to bird with left/right arrows and through the individual transponders with up/down arrows. It’s the BEST and the FASTEST!

Don’t know the angles for your antenna? The zip-code lookup gives you elevation and azimuth for whichever satellite you select.

Satellite delivery is becoming more complex, but the SUPER BUDDY makes it easier! Handle the toughest jobs better, faster and cheaper.

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