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The Q's of a waveguide transmission cavity with and without insertion of a length of waveguide give the insertion loss. Least-squares fitting of transmission versus frequency data have been used to determine Q and resonant frequency fr with computer-controlled equipment in an iterative process. Preliminary values of Q and fr are used to calculate an improved set of test frequencies, and so on. A rapid least-squares method is described which minimizes truncation errors.