Application Note #2
Subject: Forming the Leads of a 1N34 Diode
To give best performance at low power levels, the detectors in the SWR bridge are germanium 1N34 types. They are somewhat fragile when you are bending the leads. The manual warns about their fragility, but learning how to do it is an acquired talent. (That means that you might have to bust a couple before you learn how to do it!)
If you do happen to break one, you can get a replacement at your local Radio Shack. They sell them in packs of 10 for less tha $2.00.
Joe E., N2CX
from Southern New Jersey, y'all