• Applied Instruments XR-3 Modular Test Instrument - 21st Century Entertainment Inc.
  • Applied Instruments XR-3 Modular Test Instrument - 21st Century Entertainment Inc.

Applied Instruments XR-3 Modular Test Instrument


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From satellite dish alignment, to UHF off-air antenna pointing, to cable TV MER measurements, the XR-3 is the meter for you!

The XR-3 is the most capable meter offered by Applied Instruments. Its more durable than the popular Super Buddy meter, and has added features and performance. 

The XR-3s modular design with field swappable modules provides wide versatility to fit different measurement applications, including DBS satellite, VSAT satellite, VHF/UHF off-air, and CATV (QAM and analog).

The XR-3 is great for installing and troubleshooting DISH SmartBox, Blonder Tongue, and other SMATV headend systems often used in hotels, multi-dwelling units, and institutional facilities.


Durable case with rubber shock guards

Color graphic LCD screen, sunlight readable display

Glow-in-the-dark numeric keypad with arrow key controls

Rechargeable / Easily Replaceable Li-Ion battery

USB computer interface for firmware updates

Operates while charging via AC

Quick charge battery with universal AC or vehicle 12 VDC

Modular design for longer life and more flexibility

Accepts various easily-swappable modules (sold separately)


Battery.........................rechargeable Li-Ion, 4400mAh 12.6V Max

Run time/charge..............4 hours for a single LNA(depends on LNA current draw)

Universal AC charger.....100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hzfast charge and then trickle

Vehicle charger...............12VDC

Computer Interface..........USB (Ethernet optional)

Size/Weight......................9W x 7H x 2.5D / 3.2 lbs.(without rubber guards) 22.9cm x 17.8cm x 6.4cm / 1452 g

Operating Temperature Range......-20°F to 120°F (-29°C to 49°C)

Battery Charge Temperature Range..41°F to 100°F (5°C to 38°C)

Warranty.........................12 month limited

Specifications subject to change without notice.


Shoulder strap

Cordura protective flap

Universal AC switching power supply with line cord(100 VAC to 240 VAC Transformer)

Automobile cigarette-lighter adapter battery charge cord (12V DC)

PC data transfer cable (USB)

Quick Start Guide

Desktop kickstand



Hard shell protective carrying case



Module           Model  Description  Application
Turbo-S2 Satellite Meter

 North American DBS /  Broadcast TVRO

 250-2150 MHz


 Bell TV, Shaw  Direct,

 and more

VSAT-ACM Satellite Meter

 VSAT, Broadcast TVRO,  International DTH

 900-2150 MHz


 Hughes Ku,

 and more

Cable-Air Signal Meter -  Cable & Off-Air

 (J.83B) / VHF / UHF

 5-1000 MHz

 UHF Off-Air,


 SMATV  (i.e. DISH Smartbox,   Blonder  Tongue headends)

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