So I hate making the kind of mistakes that I later regret, but, here goes. I have an HP-432A power meter with no thermister mount. As far as I can tell, that means I have one useless power meter in a nice little box. Judging from the following (and past) auctions they are worthless without the mount. http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-432A-Power-M...ryZ73164QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem In fact, as near as I can tell, the mount accounts for pretty much all of the sale price of any of these as they sell for as much or more than the meters with a mount. I could wait for a cheap mount, but, I already have a boonton 41A which, although isn't quite as sexy, has a probe that goes from 100khz to 7ghz and seems to work fine. If it doesn't work fine, well, there's no way I'd know because it's about the fanciest piece of test gear that I own. So, the plan is to rip out the guts, salvage a few parts like that very sexy 2N1701 transistor, and turn it into a combination inline wattmeter and dummy load. The cabinet size is fine for that and the front panel meter is nice to look at. The question is, is there any reason not to gut it? Is there any interesting use for the dual bridges that I'm not thinking of? (Since I can think of no use,that would be any use.) Edit : It just occurred to me that the power scale is linear on this thing making it useless for typical wattmeter applications. Edit: ARGH!!! Could one of the admins remove that pesky apostrophe from the title for me....thanks!