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Site Master S113B/14B & S331B/32B User Guide

Site Master S113B, S114B, S331B, S332B, Antenna, Cable and Spectrum Analyzer User Guide

User Guide pdf 780.8 KB Version: F 6/1/2002

Site Master S114B/S332B Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the Site Master S114B/S332B Antenna, Cable, and Spectrum Analyzer. It describes the product and provides performance verification procedures, parts replacement procedures, and a replaceable parts list.

Maintenance Manual pdf 260.8 KB Version: B 10/25/2001

Site Master S113B/S331B Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the Site Master S113B/S331B Antenna and Cable Analyzer.

Maintenance Manual pdf 331.9 KB Version: C 10/25/2001

Site Master S11x S33x/A Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the Site Master S110, S111, S112, S113, S330, S330A, S331, and S331A Personal SWR/ RL and Fault Location Testers.

Maintenance Manual pdf 360.3 KB Version: E 1/25/2001

Site Master S113B/14B, S331B/32B Programming Manual

Site Master S113B, S114B, S331B, S332B, Antenna, Cable and Spectrum Analyzer Programming Manual

Programming Manual pdf 178.9 KB Version: C 3/1/2000

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HHCL Version History

Release dates, Software Requirements, and Compatibility.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 354.1 KB Version: 3.44 6/4/2008

Download Handheld Code Loader

Handheld Code Loader v3.44 Visit the Handheld Code Loader Home Page for quick access to the firmware, features, and version history (no registration required). Note: Master Software Tools (MST) now works on Site Master S311D, S331D, S312D, S332D and Cell Master MT8212B. We strongly recommend users to migrate to MST. This platform has numerous productivity advantages over the HHST and all future product enhancements will be done via MST. Visit the Master Software Tools (MST) Home Page for more information.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 7.0 MB 3/19/2008

Site Master Software Tools (older version - 5.30)

This older version of Site Master Software Tools Supports only the following Models: 110, 111, 330, and 331 For all other Site Master Cable and Antenna Analyzers, please use the current version of Line Sweep Tools.

Drivers Software Downloads zip 3.9 MB 2/25/2004

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Can I upgrade my S331B to get local language?

No language upgrade is available for the S331B

Is there a way to erase all of the plots from an 'A' versions of Site Master?

Yes. Press SAVE DISPLAY, enter 0 (zero), enter 0 (zero) again, press ENTER to erase all sweeps.

Why can't I use the Code Loader to upgrade the firmware on my S331 Site Master?

The Code Loader can only be used to upgrade Site Master models that have the capability to upgrade the firmware through the serial port. The S331 uses an Eprom-based firmware which can only be upgraded by an Anritsu Service Center. The models that can not be upgraded with the Code Loader are: 110, 330, S110, S111, S330, S331, S330A with serial number range of 702xxx through 706xxx and S331A with serial number range of 702xxx through 706xxx.

How do I make a CP and ACPR measurement? Where can I find this information?

Refer to the Hand Held Spectrum Analyzer Users Guide, Field Measurement chapter for a detailed explanation of these Adjacent Channel Power Ratio and Channel Power measurement functions and examples.

What is ACPR and why do I need a button for it?

ACPR stands for Adjacent Channel Power Ratio. This is a Spectrum Analyzer measurement. It is a measure of the amount of adjacent channel power that leaks to within the channel of interest. The Users Guide provides extended information on these functions.

Sometimes the SPA displays "ATTEN", "RBW" or "VBW" with a "*" after them. What does that mean?

Attenuation, RBW and VBW can all be automatically coupled or manually coupled. When automatically coupled, the attenuation changes as the reference level is changed, the RBW changes as the span is changed and the VBW changes as the RBW is changed. When they are manually coupled they can be changed independently. The "*" after the parameter indicates that it is manually coupled.

Using the pre-amp, I see the message AMP-SAT on the display, but no large signals on the graph. What's going on?

More than likely, there is a large signal outside of your measurement span causing the pre-amp to saturate. The pre-amp is a broadband amplifier, with no tuning or filtering before its input. This is why we recommend the pre-filters in the optional accessories.

My Site Master has two N connectors on it. Do I need to calibrate both of them? Which one do I use?

The connector marked RF Out / Reflection is the only port that requires OSL calibration for Return Loss or / SWR measurements. Some Models like the S251C can make Insertion Gain or Insertion Loss measurements and the second port is included in an OSLIT (Open, Short, Load, Isolation, Through) calibration. Refer to the Users Guide for additional details.

Why can't I use the Power Monitor Mode?, it says "Power Monitor Not Installed", I have a connector, what else do I need?

All model "C" units have the external connector for power monitoring, but power monitor is an option (#5) and must be installed at the time of ordering or the unit must be returned for an upgrade. You will also need a power detector, which is an accessory. Check your users guide for a list of Anritsu Power detectors available for your unit.

How accurately do I need to know the propagation velocity and cable loss of my particular cable?

That depends! How well do you want to know the distance and loss of your system elements? The propagation velocity affects the distance that reflections are reported on the Site Master. Cable manufacturers often spec their prop v +/- 10%. So, the antenna at the end of your cable will have a +/- 10% error in distance. You can minimize this problem by sweeping known lengths of cable in DTF mode. You can 'dial in' the propagation velocity until the reflection at the end reads properly on the Site Master. The cable loss given by the manufacturers, however, is usually quite accurate. Using their published specification is sufficient. The Site Master cable tables offer both propagation velocity and loss values for many standard cables used in cell installations today.

How can I find out if there is a Software update available for my SiteMaster Software Tools? How do I get the update?

Download your free update via the Internet. The software tools help menu has a direct link to the Anritsu Download site where this can be found. Or go directly to "http://www.us.anritsu.com/sitemastersoftware" Handheld Software Tools. Or call 1-800 ANRITSU and ask for Site Master Support.

When performing a line sweep the unit blinks "DX" where the "Hold" is displayed.

There is not a a DX symbol, what you may bear seeing is the error message for Integrator Failure. It kind of looks like a "DX". If this is really what is happening then your Site Master may have been damaged by excessive RF or ESD being applied to the test port (most common cause). There could be other causes for this type of failure too. You should contact our Customer Service Department for more help.

What happens if the battery of my site master is completely discharged?

If a battery is allowed to totally discharge, the smart-memory capability of the battery may be lost, resulting in incorrect battery capacity readings or loss of communication with the battery.

Is there any recommendation for Battery Life on a Site Master?

The NiMH battery will last longer and perform better if allowed to completely discharge before recharging. For maximum battery life, it is recommended that the NiMH battery be completely discharged and recharged once every three months.

What causes my Site Master to beep?

If a flashing LOW BATT indicator is accompanied by an audio beep at the end of each trace, the battery has approximately one minute of useable time remaining.

When testing sites on power transmission towers do I need to worry about ESD damaging the Site Master?

Yes. If you are testing the line with the antenna attached, there is a good chance that the Site Master could be damaged by ESD. This happens because ESD gets onto the center conductor through the antenna's elements. It is safe to test with a load or short because there is no path for the ESD to get onto the center conductor.

What causes an Integrator Failure?

An integrator failure is typically caused by excessive RF power to the input of the Sitemaster. Different Sitemaster models have different damage levels that they can tolerate and newer models have improved immunity to overpower conditions. See the appropriate user manual for the damage level for your particular unit. One common way this overpower condition can be caused is by a high powered interfering carrier when testing with the antenna attached at a co-locate site. If the power level of the interference is too high it could cause damage to the Site Master. To find out if damage has occurred, disconnect the Site Master from the coax under test and if the integrator failure still occurs then there may be damage to the unit. To prevent this type of situation, check the power level on the antenna first using a power meter or power monitor (Options 29 or 5) to see if any power is present on the antenna before sweeping it.

Why can't I go more then 86 ft on a DTF measurement.

Basically, the maximum distance that can be measured in the DTF mode is controlled by 3 factors, 1) the data point resolution, 2) the frequency span or F2 minus F1 and 3) the propagation velocity entered for the coax under test. Since the propagation velocity cannot be changed, you must change either the frequency span or the data point resolution in order to go further. If using a 'B' or 'C' model, raising the data point resolution will almost double the distance. If you are using an 'A' or earlier model or cannot change the data point resolution then the frequency span will need to be smaller. Be sure to re-calibrate if the frequency span has to be changed.

When I select to display a plot from a database, the plot will not display and my mouse cursor remains an hour-glass.

This is a problem with the database operations. It is caused when more than 2 lines of information have been added into the Plot Description field even if the extra lines are blank. To fix this, select the Record then select Edit. Place the cursor at the end of the 2nd line of the Plot Description field. Left-click and hold down the mouse button and scroll down. The cursor will now be below the 2nd line. Press the Delete key on the keyboard to remove the extra lines. The cursor should now be at the end of the 2nd line. Either select another record or select Done. To prevent this from happening on the initial entry of Plot Descriptions, try to remember not to press the Enter key when done with the 2nd line entry.

There is a lot of concern about loss and reflections in the cable run to the antenna. Why don't the radio MFGs just make transmitters with more power?

The FCC regulates how much output power of any given transmitter. Since this is a fixed quantity, the system designers are forced to squeeze out every bit of performance out of the entire system.