Bird Wattmeter Element Repair?

Discussion in 'Radio Circuits, Repair & Performance' started by W1NI, Mar 1, 2021.

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  1. W1NI

    W1NI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi All,

    I am in the process of repairing a Bird wattmeter element, '25C' (25W, 100-250MHz). The internal diode appears to be open. It’s a small, glass encapsulated diode, with no visible markings. Any idea which diode the folks at Bird actually used, or what diode would be a good substitute?


    Best 73!

    John W1NI

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  2. SM0AOM

    SM0AOM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Years ago, I used the 1N82 for repairing a Bird element.
    It worked, but I am not sure if it was the original.

  3. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

  4. WB2GCR

    WB2GCR Ham Member QRZ Page

    appears to be just a normal small signal glass diode: 1n34-1n914 and newer equivalents.

    Some zeners are made in the same glass package.
    Info ought to be online regarding the diodes used, I would expect.

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