In the shack I have two digital multimeters, both being manufactured by Fluke.
The Farnell SSG520 is a very easy to use synthesized signal generator. With an output range from 10MHz up to 520MHz and providing FM and AM signals.
The latest addition to my test gear is this nifty little function generator. This little Feeltech FY6600, Chinese cheapy function generator can push out signals up to 60MHz in more different waveforms than you could ever want.
Without doubt, the most indispensable piece of equipment to have in your toolkit when playing around with wire (or indeed any other type of) antennas is an antenna analyser.
What is an antenna tuner
Despite it’s name, an antenna tuner unit (ATU) doesn’t actually tune the antenna, or indeed any part of the antenna system. Now you well may be asking yourself, “If it doesn’t tune the antenna, why use one?”
An oscilloscope is a piece of equipment allows you to visually see the electrical signal.
When working with radio circuits it’s often essential to know that the operating frequency is correct.