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Broadband Site Master S810D and S820D Maintenance Manual

The Site Master S810D, covering 25 MHz to 10.5 GHz, and the S820D, covering 25 MHz to 20.0 GHz, are the most accurate, reliable and convenient one port microwave transmission line and antenna analyzers available for installation, verification, troubleshooting, and repair of microwave communication systems. Measurement capabilities includes return loss, SWR, cable loss, and distance-to-fault (DTF) analysis. Patented RF interference rejection enables accurate measurements in the presence of high RF activity. Data Analysis software enables assessment of system trends, problems, and performance in addition to professional report generation. An optional power monitor is available to make power measurements quickly and easily. A built-in GPS receiver (optional) provides location information for each trace and saved with archived data.

Maintenance Manual pdf 7.0 MB Version: H 1/22/2014

RF Power Indicator MA25100A Technical Data Sheet

Use the MA25100A RF Power Indicator to determine if a connector is "live" with RF power that could damage sensitive measuring equipment from 400 MHz to 4000 MHz. Mate the MA25100A to the connector in question and it will indicate the presence of high-level RF: Yellow LED if RF > +17 dBm (50 mW) or Red LED if RF > +27 dBm (500 mW). The MA25100A can withstand RF power levels up to +50 dBm (100 W) from a 50 Ω source. The MA25100A has a very high VSWR and should not be used as a 50 Ω termination. The MA25100A is always on and always ready. Its self-contained battery can last for years with normal use and is field-replaceable. A "self-test" button lights both indicators (red and yellow) if internal circuits and battery are functioning.

Datasheet pdf 462.5 KB Version: A 1/7/2014

Evaluation of RF Network Testing

Transmission Line and Antenna Testing has become a common test of RF network integrity over the past few years. This relatively new testing methodology is a result of new test equipment evolutions and the need to fully understand the integrity of RF networks after installation. While common today, in the past this component was ignored because the equipment necessary to perform the tests was either laboratory grade or non-existent in the field. Recently, it has become evident that, while the capabilities of testing the integrity of transmission line, connectors, and antennas is readily available in the field, the results and conclusions of this testing are not consistent. Cable manufacturers and antenna manufacturers are often blamed for failed tests while the hardware is proven to be fully compliant, and functional as designed. In an effort to improve these valuable tests and establish consistency in the results and conclusions from the test, experts from the industry decided to work together to establish some basic guidelines for the tests and Methods of Procedure (MOP). This consensus work was performed in a controlled environment with the major leaders of the industry present. The recommendations and techniques presented were developed to improve the integrity of the results, and represent effective conclusions that can be reached, regardless of the cable, connector, test equipment, or antenna evaluated. The purpose of this paper is to develop and achieve consistent results.

Application Note pdf 830.7 KB Version: A 1/30/2013

Site Master S8x0D User Guide

User Guide for the Broadband Site Master S810D and S820D which provides performance specifications, optional accessories, preventive maintenance, calibration requirements, functions and operations, and a starting point for making basic measurements.

User Guide pdf 2.8 MB Version: H 10/3/2012

Broadband Site Master S8x0D Quick Fact Sheet

Use this 2-page document for a quick look at the Broadband Site Master S810D and S820D key features, specs and options.

Brochure pdf 1.4 MB Version: A 3/2/2012

Handheld Code Loader Release History

The Handheld Code Loader program is designed to work with the Anritsu Handheld  Site Master™ and Cell Master™ for downloading new firmware to Handheld Product's internal flash ROM.

Instruction Sheet pdf 354.1 KB 3/19/2008

Broadband Site Master S8x0D Programming Manual

Programming Manual for the Broadband Site Master models S810D and S820D.

Programming Manual pdf 1.1 MB Version: D 4/1/2007

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Anritsu Software Tool Box (Full Installer)

The Anritsu Software Tool Box contains tools to help you make the most of your Anritsu RF Handheld Instruments. This installer may not require internet access while running. See the software tools pages for details. Anritsu Software Tool Box includes: Line Sweep Tools — Analyze Cable, Antenna, and PIM traces, as well as generate reports. This works with DAT, VNA, and PIM files. Master Software Tools — Work with spectrum analyzer, interference analyzer, and transmitter test measurements as well as generate reports.
Wireless Remote Tools — Remotely monitor and control many Anritsu handheld RF instruments over Wi-Fi or Ethernet cables.

easyTest Tools — Create work instructions that can be ran on Anritsu handheld RF instruments.

easyMap Tools — Create maps for Anritsu handheld spectrum analyzers to simplify coverage measurements and interference hunting.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 385.8 MB Version: 1.16 3/23/2018

Anritsu Software Tool Box (Web Installer)

The Anritsu Software Tool Box contains tools to help you make the most of your Anritsu RF Handheld Instruments. This installer requires internet access while running. See the software tools pages for details.

Line Sweep Tools — Analyze Cable, Antenna, and PIM traces, as well as generate reports. This works with DAT, VNA, and PIM files.
Master Software Tools — Work with spectrum analyzer, interference analyzer, and transmitter test measurements as well as generate reports.
Wireless Remote Tools — Remotely monitor and control many Anritsu handheld RF instruments over Wi-Fi or Ethernet cables.
easyTest Tools — Create work instructions that can be ran on Anritsu handheld RF instruments.
easyMap Tools — Create maps for Anritsu handheld spectrum analyzers to simplify coverage measurements and interference hunting.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 401.0 KB Version: 1.09 1/9/2018

Updating Legacy Anritsu Handheld Instrument Firmware

This document provides an overview of the firmware update process using Anritsu’s Master Software Tools (MST). For detailed information about Master Software Tools, refer to the Help menu > Help Contents. For detailed information on the firmware update process refer to the User Guide for your Anritsu handheld instrument.

Drivers Software Downloads pdf 383.0 KB Version: C 7/31/2017

Master Software Tools

Master Software Tools v2.21.4 This software is useful when analyzing spectrum analyzer traces. Release History

Drivers Software Downloads exe 201.8 MB Version: 2.21 6/20/2012

NI-VISA Run-Time Engine Installer

This driver is necessary to establish communication between Master Software Tools and the Anritsu VNA Master MS2026B and VNA Master MS2028.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 34.9 MB 12/31/2009

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

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What is the GPS receiver for on a S810D or S820D?

The built-in GPS provides location information (latitude, longitude, altitude) and Universal Time (UT) information. The Site Master can stamp each trace with location information.

Does Anritsu have T-shape Calibration Components (Open, Short and Load) for Broadband Site Masters (S810D/S820D)?

Yes, the part numbers are, OSLN50 (DC to 18 GHz, N(m), 50 Ohms) OSLK50 (DC to 20 GHz, K(m), 50 Ohms)

We are testing Andrews EW64 Waveguide with 164DET (CPR137G) type flange with Site Master 820C. We need to know the corresponding part numbers for the 1/8 short, 3/8 short, precision load, and waveguide to coax N(m) adapter that we need for calibration.

The part numbers are: 23UA137 (1/8 offset short) 24UA137 (3/8 offset short) 26UA137 (precision load) 35UA137N (waveguide to coax adapter) Note: these part numbers are also valid for Andrew's EW52, EW63 Waveguides with CPR137G Flange type.

Will the InstaCal Calibration Module, ICN50, work on the S810D/S820D?

No, the InstaCal Module can not be used on the S8X0D sitemasters.

Why am I seeing an error on voltage when I power up my S820A that I am charging with a 40-168-R charger?

It is OK to use this charger to charge the battery but when testing remove the AC/DC supply so the error will go away. The correct power supply for the S820A is part number 40-115.

Does Anritsu have T-shape Open/ Short / Load with K type connector for Broadband Site Masters (S810D/S820D)?

Yes, the part numbers are OSLK50 (DC to 20 GHz, K(m), 50 Ohms) and OSLKF50 (DC to 20 GHz, K(F), 50 Ohms)

I am trying to download 12 traces from my S331D to a database using HHST I consistently get an error on 3 traces although not the same 3 when I try to do this. I also tried to capture the plots to screen but the same thing happens. I am using the latest firmware on the handheld and have the current version of HHST.

On your laptop or PC go to network connections. Left click on Wireless Network Connection to highlight it and then right click. If disable is an option disable the wireless connection and try to download your traces to a database. You may need to power off/on the sitemaster. More detail can be found at: http://www.us.anritsu.com/downloads/files/HHST_COM1.pdf

Can the S33xE, the S810D and S820D perform optical time domain measurements like on the S33xD model?

Yes, but there is not an Optical Time Domain mode like on a S33XD model. 

You do the measurement in the regular time domain mode. 

To run the Optical DTF follow the steps:

http://www.us.anritsu.com/downloads/files/10580-00215.pdf

When creating Custom Cable list using Handheld Software Tools to upload to a Site Master, what is the maximum number of cable types that can be stored in the Site Master (current platform and old platform)?

125 cables for current platform and 49 cables for old platform. Current platform: MT2812B/S331D/S332D with firmware version of V3.00 or higher. Any S810D/S820D, regardless of firmware version. Old Platform: All other models/firmware versions other than listed above.

What is the Return Loss specification for 2000-767/2000-768 Open/Short/Load?

The return loss specification is 40dB up to 2.5GHz and 38dB up to 4GHz.

Will a Polyphaser alter the return loss of an antenna sweep?

The frequency response and isolation of the Polyphaser should be better than the Antenna. The Polyphaser would be transparent to the antenna sweeps response.

When using a Sitemaster, what is the maximum cable loss I should measure using the 1 port method?

The maximum cable loss one should expect to have an accurate measurement is 10 dB or less.  For measurements that exceed 10 dB, the uncertainty increases significantly.  The 2 port cable loss measurement technique should be used in these cases.

What are the specifications for the SC5237 (6 dB offset termination) and SC5270 (20 dB offset termination)?

SC5237: DC to 4.0 GHz, 16.4 to 16.8 ohm 6dB +/- 0.25 dB

SC5270: DC to 4.0 GHz, 40.66 to 41.1 ohm 20dB +/- 1.5 dB

My traces are saved in .MDB format on my PC. How do I convert these traces to .DAT files?

In HHST go to File>Database>Select the data base you want to open. This will open a window called Site Master Database showing pointing to your database. Display records 1 at a time or display all depending on the version of HHST you are using. Save each record as a .DAT trace file one at a time.

The measurement range of the Power Monitor Option (5) for Site Masters is -50 to +20 dBm. Can we measure power greater than +20dBm?

To measure power greater than +20 dBm an external attenuator is required. The display range of the instrument is -80 dBm to +80 dBm so therefore you can measure up to +80 dBm with a 60 dB external attenuator.

My captured traces on Handheld Software Tools do not look same as they are saved in Site Master. Scale has changed (vertical side).

Before capturing Trace, go to Settings on Handheld Software Tools then Default Plot Setting and then select Per Site Master under Plot Scaling.

What USB to Serial Adapters will work with my Sitemaster?

All the Site Master, Cell Master and Spectrum Master Products (excluding MS2721A) include an RS-232 serial port. Most of the new lap top computers available in today's market do not feature an RS-232 serial port but feature a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port instead. To address this issue, a USB to Serial adapter can be used. It is important to note that the adapter can not be used to communicate with the Handheld Code Loader software and can only be used to communicate with the Anritsu Handheld Software Tools (Version 6.49 or above) to download and upload traces. Most of the USB to Serial adapters available today in the market will work, provided the computer uses an operating system that supports USB interfaces and that Handheld Software Tools (Version 6.49 or above) is used. The following USB to Serial adapters have been evaluated by Anritsu and have been confirmed to work properly: . HP (5184-2172) . Belkin (F5U103) . Xircom (PGSDB9) . Keyspan (USA-19QW) . Delorme (DEL00331) . Tripp Lite (U209-000-R) . Anritsu (551-1691) If an earlier version of Handheld Software Tools is being used, only the Anritsu supplied adapter will work.