Return Loss and SWR system measurements ensure conformance to system performance engineering specifications. Measurement easily toggles between either one of the two modes and can be performed without climbing the tower.
Cable Loss measurements measure the level of insertion loss within the cable feedline system. Insertion loss can be verified prior to deployment, when you have access to both ends of the cable, or on installed cables without access to the opposite end. Site Master automatically calculates and displays the average cable loss so there is no more guess work or a need to perform calculations in the field.
Although a Return Loss test can tell users the magnitude of signal reflections, it can not tell the precise location of a fault within the feedline system. Distance-To-Fault measurements provide the clearest indication of trouble areas as it tells us both the magnitude of signal reflection and the location of the signal anomaly. Distance-To-Fault measurement capability is built into all Site Master models as a standard feature. Return Loss (SWR) measurement data is processed using Fast Fourier Transform and the resulting data indicates Return Loss (SWR) versus distance.
The Site Master S332D integrated Spectrum Analysis capability provides the ultimate in measurement flexibility for field environments and applications requiring mobility. With the S332D you can locate, identify, record and solve communication systems problems quickly and easily, and with incredible accuracy making it a perfect solution for conducting field measurements in the 100 kHz to 3 GHz frequency range.