Handheld cable and antenna analyzers test VSWR, return loss, and cable loss. Also referred to as RF sweepers, cable and antenna analyzers can help wireless service providers and contractors perform EMF testing, field verification, and distance-to-fault analysis.
These user-friendly devices are used by tower contractors, installation and maintenance contractors, wireless service providers, and the military to maintain the functionality and quality of radio frequency signals. Technicians can successfully troubleshoot and repair problems that can arise when they are able to analyze data quickly and effectively through using these devices.
How Does A Cable and Antenna Analyzer Work?
Frequency Domain Reflectometry (FDR) is the technique that tests cable and antenna systems. FDR collects data using these analyzers and frequency ranges. FDR practices provide technicians with RF cable data for finding excess signal reflections. Using FDR, an antenna system is tested through sweeping with RF frequencies.
If the antenna is tuned to the wrong frequency, it causes signal reflection which can weaken the signal’s effectiveness or result in damage. Cable analyzers are used to detect these inaccuracies. As a result of this analysis, technicians can find problems within a specified system. Once these problems are identified they can make the appropriate adjustments to prevent substantial system failures. Detecting a problem early on means preventing not only more significant system failures, but saving time and money.
ATEC offers a wide range of handheld testers with applications including but not limited to:
- Cable Trimming
- Return Loss
- VSWR Measurements
- Power Measurements
- DTF Measurements
- Compatibility with Most Networks
- Insertion Loss/Gain
- Interference Analysis
- EMF Testing Abilities
- Durable and Handheld Units
- Complex Data Analysis
- Troubleshooting Capabilities
For help with choosing the best cable and antenna analyzer, reach out to an ATEC agent