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Directional RF Power Sensor - USB Connector

The Bird 5014 RF Power Sensor is the most flexible RF sensor on the market today. With this Dual-Socket, Thruline® sensor, you may select from a wide range of Bird Elements to tailor the unit to your needs over a wide range of frequencies and power levels. Also, select field changeable input and output RF connectors from dozens of types including (N, BNC, HN, 7/16 DIN). Operate your sensor our Bird 5000-NG Digital Power Meter or via a computer with our windows compatible VPM3 Software and RF Meter App.

The DPS measures True Average Power and/or Peak Power with exceptional accuracy that is traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is also a highly economical RF power measurement tool offering reliable results for hundreds, not thousands of dollars.

See Datasheet for Element Selection

  • Measurements: Standard elements; true average forward power, true average reflected power, Peak detecting elements; peak forward power
  • Calculations: VSWR, Return loss, Reflection Coefficient
product specifications:
Item No
Item Name
Directional RF Power Sensors
Frequency Range
Element dependent, 2 MHz to 1000 MHz
Power Range
Element dependent, 125 mW to 1 kW full scale
Impedance Ω
50 Ohms
Peak Average Ratio
10 dB (max), with DPM Elements
True Average Power:
± 5% of reading (15 to 35 °C)
± 7% of reading (-10 to 50 °C) Peak Power
± 8% of full scale
Insertion VSWR
1.05:1 from 0.45 to 1000 MHz (with N connectors)
30 dB (typ), exact value depends on element selected
Pulse Width Paremeters
100 MHz 800 µs (min)
26 to 99 MHz 1.5 µs (min)
2 to 25 MHz 15 µs (min)

Rep. Rate Peak: 15 pps (min)

Duty Factor: 1 x 10-4 (min)
Dynamic Range
16 dB
Settling Time
< 2.5 seconds
Power Supply
From host instrument via cable connection
USB 1.1, Type B
Type-N (Female), normally supplied
Operating:-10 to +50 °C (14 to 122 °F)
Storage: -40 to +75 (-40° to 167°)
95% (max), non-condensing
Dimensions H x W x D
2.3 in x 2.1 in x 3.5 in (H x W x D)
(58 x 53 x 89 mm) excluding connectors
1.12 lbs (0.51 kg)
compatible devices:
SiteHawk™, Antenna & Cable Analyzer
SiteHawk™, Antenna and Cable Analyzer
Digital Power Meter Display
Bird RF Meter - Windows 10
RF Power Meter Software
Virtual Power Meter Software