Bird® Model 43 Wattmeter Includes 8600-E400 Element

The 8600-BWM Bird® Wattmeter is a transportable tool that is designed to measure forward and reflected continuous wave power in coaxial transmission lines under any load condition. With a full-scale accuracy of ± 5%, it accurately measures RF power with low added VSWR and insertion loss. QC (quick change) type connectors and a full range of plug-in elements provide a wide choice of frequency ranges and power levels giving the 8600-BWM Bird Wattmeter® amazing flexibility. Two extra elements can be stored in the housing, one on each side.

Price: $825.00

Tech Specs

Product Number

Product Name
8600-BWM Bird® Wattmeter

Frequency Range
450 kHz to 2.7 GHz (depending on element)

Insertion VSWR
1.05 max. to 1000 MHz (with N Connectors)

± 5% of full scale

QC Type (Female N normally supplied)

Light Gray Powder Coat

Dimensions (H x W x D)
6.88 in x 5.13 in x 3.63 in
(175 mm x 130 mm x 92 mm)

3 lbs. (1.4 kg)

  1. Accurate CW field power measurement over 450 kHz to 2.7 GHz and 100 mW to 10 kW
  2. Uses industry standard Bird elements with space to store 2 additional within the meter housing
  3. Rugged metal housing for the most demanding environments
  4. Quick Change (QC) connectors to minimize the need for adapters when making critical measurements