Antenna and transmission line analyzer

Tektronix NetTek YBA250 BTS antenna and transmission line analyzer now available.

San Diego, June 25, 2010—Advanced Test Equipment Rentals, a provider of electronic test and measurement equipment rentals, announces immediate availability of the Tektronix NetTek YBA250 BTS antenna and transmission line analyzer.

The Tektronix NetTek is a portable BTS field tool. The YBA250 test module tailors this system for fast identification of base station antenna and transmission line trouble, and easy location of those faults. This test module offers this capability in a rugged and easy-to-use package, suitable for all field environments.

The YBA250 antenna test module allows one to quickly analyze the system using either return loss or VSWR. Comparisons against initial conformance tests enable users to easily identify degradation in system performance. Viewing the response versus channel tables for various standards provides easier interpretation of how the problem may be affecting performance. System performance can also be analyzed in terms of insertion loss, which can be measured using the cable loss feature.

The NetTek BTS field tool helps locate antenna and transmission line faults quickly and easily. Using the distance-to-fault (DTF) capability, users are able to identify problem areas and their location. The YBA250’s interface provides access to multiple cable types and easier setup of DTF parameters for faster troubleshooting.

Applications include: return loss/VSWR/cable loss measurements for antenna and transmission line analysis, DTF measurements for locating problems, and maintenance and installation checks.

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