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Interference Hunting

Interference Hunting Technologies

Interference hunting requires the ability to spot, find and fix a known interferer which is not always an easy task. Not only having the right tools, but the ability to properly identify the issue is key to interference hunting. As strange as it may sound, the first step to solving an interference issue is actually determining that there really is interference. Sometimes there are other issues at play that cause a communications system to work less than optimally but don’t actually involve an outside signal

What is Interference?

Interference is any unwanted signal that makes a radio receiver’s job harder such as illegal transmissions, unlocked and drifting transmissions, noise from leaky cable TV feeds, unsuppressed EMI from power tools or microwave ovens, local high power radios and even multi-path from nearby buildings and hills. Interference from both illegal and unintentional signals is a significant problem for mobile service providers, security services and government regulators. Interference will degrade network performance, causing critical communications to be interrupted.

Types of Interferers Found

  • Illegal transmissions
  • Unlocked or drifting radios
  • Low power
  • Narrowband, wideband
  • Damaged or leaking RF cables
  • Modulated
  • Pulsed signals (similar to radar)
  • Signals hidden in LTE uplink channels
  • “Pirate” TV/radio stations and BTS cellular equipment operating illegally

Products

Handheld Interference Hunter MA2700A

MA2700A

Handheld Interference Hunter
10 MHz - 6 GHz GPS receiver position uncertainty ± 2 meters, typ.

MS27101A Interference Hunter

MS27101A

Remote Spectrum Monitor
Half-Rack Size Enclosure
For cellular, DAS, other applications

Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27102A

MS27102A

Remote Spectrum Monitor
9 kHz to 6 GHz
IP67 rated for outdoor deployment

MS27103A 12-24 Port Remote Spectrum Monitor

MS27103A

Remote Spectrum Monitor
12 RF input ports (optional 24 port)
Measure multiple sectors & carriers

Mobile Interference Hunting System MX280007A

MX280007A

Mobile Interference Hunting System
9 kHz - 43 GHz frequency
Set up in less than 5 minutes

Spectrum Master MS2720T

MS2720T

Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
9 kHz - 9 GHz, 13 GHz, 20 GHz,
32 GHz, 43 GHz frequency

Spectrum Master Handheld Spectrum Analyzer MS2711E

MS2711E

Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
9 kHz - 3 GHz frequency
100Hz-3MHz resolution bandwidth

Spectrum Master Handheld Spectrum Analyzer MS2712E

MS2712E

Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
9 kHz - 4 GHz frequency
1 Hz - 3 MHz resolution bandwidth

Spectrum Master Handheld Spectrum Analyzer MS2713E

MS2713E

Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
9 kHz - 6 GHz frequency
1 Hz - 3 MHz resolution bandwidth

BTS Master MT8820T

MT8220T

Base Station Analyzer
400 MHz - 6 GHz VNA frequency
150 kHz - 7.1 GHz SPA frequency

Cell Master MT8212E

MT8212E

Base Station Analyzer
2 MHz - 4 GHz VNA frequency
100 kHz - 4 GHz SPA frequency

Cell Master MT8213E

MT8213E

Base Station Analyzer
2 MHz - 6 GHz VNA frequency
100 kHz - 6 GHz SPA frequency

LMR Master Land Mobile Radio Modulation Analyzer S412E

S412E

Land Mobile Radio
500 kHz - 1.6 GHz VNA frequency
9 kHz - 1.6 GHz SPA frequency

Site Master Cable & Antenna Analyzer + Spectrum Analyzer S332E

S332E

Cable and Antenna Analyzer
2 MHz - 4 GHz VNA frequency
100 kHz - 4 GHz SPA frequency

Site Master Cable & Antenna Analyzer + Spectrum Analyzer S362E

S362E

Cable and Antenna Analyzer
2 MHz - 6 GHz VNA frequency
100 kHz - 6 GHz SPA frequency

VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer MS2036C

MS2036C

Handheld Vector Network Analyzer
5 kHz - 6 GHz VNA frequency
9 kHz - 9 GHz SPA frequency

VNA Master MS2037C Vector Network Analyzer

MS2037C

Handheld Vector Network Analyzer
5 kHz - 15 GHz VNA frequency
9 kHz - 15 GHz SPA frequency

VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer MS2038C

MS2038C

Handheld Vector Network Analyzer
5 kHz - 20 GHz VNA frequency
9 kHz - 20 GHz SPA frequency

VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer MS2034B

MS2034B

Handheld Vector Network Analyzer
500 kHz - 4 GHz VNA frequency
9 kHz - 4 GHz SPA frequency

VNA Master + Spectrum Analyzer MS2035B

MS2035B

Handheld Vector Network Analyzer
500 kHz - 6 GHz VNA frequency
9 kHz - 6 GHz SPA frequency