I can find lots of cheap and cheerful UHF (terrestrial) signal
strength meters for checking aerial alignment etc. but I can't find
any VHF ones (for radio, band II is it, 87.5-108MHz). Are there such
things at the sort of under a tenner price the UHF ones are?
If you're looking at something for about £10, it will be something like
an untuned high-gain wideband RF amplifier (with a bit of bandpass
filtering in front), driving a rectifier and a meter (which is
essentially what the terrestrial TV and satellite finder meters are).
I don't know of anything, but I suggest that you ask in
On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:40:47 +0100, Chris Green wrote:
Never used one and not under a tenner, but:
Make a "Worldwide VHF/UHF TV Signal Finder" that they claim works from
£21.95 from Amazon:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Ah but they don't make any mention of FM radio just TV and it does look
very wideband as they themselves say;
Because of the wide band nature of this signal finder, erroneous
readings may occur if used in close proximity of transmitter towers
(cell phone, tetra etc) and wireless equipment
If the OP just wants to line up an FM aerial he might be better off
getting a second-hand tuner thats got a meter type signal strength meter
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