The Tektronix YBA250 RF Antenna Analyzer performs swept reflection measurements over a frequency range from 25 MHz to 2500 MHz. This range covers the frequency bands for 2G and 3G cellular standards. It is also able to locate problems in antenna systems by measuring the Distance to Fault (DTF) of components in the system that cause large reflections.
Antenna systems constitute an essential part of a cell. They could degrade their performance over time or have sudden failures, which may cause poor voice quality, loss of coverage and dropped calls. Testing antenna systems regularly increases the reliability of a cell site.