HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (Multimeter): What is a Multimeter Used For?

All-in-one electronic test equipment that measures current, voltage and resistance in a circuit. This handy device is useful for locating faulty wiring, and testing electrical components, power supplies and system voltages. Multimeters help Hams pinpoint problem areas and determine which components need to be repaired or replaced. Depending on the model you choose, multimeters can check DC voltage, AC voltage, DC current, AC current, resistance, capacitance, frequency, transistor (good-bad), transistor (gain), diode, battery testing and continuity (audible).

DX Engineering carries a variety of digital and analog multimeters. Click here for the complete lineup.

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