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Handheld Interference Hunter MA2700A

Handheld InterferenceHunter


The ergonomically designed MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter is equipped with a GPS receiver and antenna, an electronic compass, and a user-selectable preamplifier. It is designed to enhance Interference Mapping, which is part of option 25, Interference Analysis on Anritsu handheld instruments. See the Accessories Tab for current instruments. More instruments will be added with upcoming firmware releases.

With the MA2700A, a vector line to an interfering signal can be added to a map in the instrument with a click of the trigger on the handle. The user can create compatible maps using the new easyMap Tools. Maps that have been creating using easyMap can be panned and zoomed over a coverage area chosen by the user.

The MA2700A is powered over USB so it needs no batteries. The internal preamplifier can be toggled on and off with trigger on the MA2700A by holding the trigger for 2 seconds or by pressing a button on the attached instrument. A filter can easily be installed between the antenna and the MA2700A; this would commonly be a bandpass filter for the band of interest.

The MA2700A will work with any directional antenna that has a type N female connector at the back end of the antenna boom and either the boom of the antenna is at least 16 cm from the rear most element to the connector or a rear element that is no longer than 7.5 cm for vertical polarization. For using the MA2700A with Anritsu's low-frequency directional antennas (2000-1777-R and 2000-1779-R for example), the grey plastic torque enhancer on the MA2700A must be removed.There is no specific limit for horizontally polarized antennas except for what the user can hand hold. The weight of the antenna needs to be low enough that it can be securely supported only by the attachment to its Type N connector.

  • Built-in GPS receiver and antenna
  • Built-in electronic compass
  • Easy no-tool attachment of antenna
  • Built-in preamplifier
  • Ergonomic design
  • Light weight

Anritsu's bandpass filters are equipped with standard type-N connectors. The bands offered cover common cellular uplink frequencies.

The filters can be used with or without the plastic housing. Visit the bandpass filters page for more info.

Power Consumption
Preamplifier On 0.6 Watts
Preamplifier Off 0.5 Watts
Bandwidth 10 MHz to 6 GHz
Gain ≥ 8 dB:  10 MHz to 2.4 GHz
≥ 5 dB:  > 2.4 GHz to 4 GHz
≥ 3dB: > 4 GHz to 6 GHz

Electronic Compass

Power Powered from USB
Accuracy ≤ 5°
Interface USB

GPS Receiver

Satellites Tracked 12 (maximum)

GPS Locking Time

Cold start: 30 s, typical, with a clear view of the sky
Warm start: 2 s, typical, with a clear view of the sky
Position Uncertainty ± 2 meter, typical

Tripod Mount


1/4 - 20 UNC x 7 mm

Size and Weight


303 mm x 220 mm x 70 mm (11.9 in x 8.7 in x 2.76 in)

Weight < 1 kg (2.2 lb)

Port Extender for use with the MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter. Enables easy connection of vertically polarized antennas to the handle of the Handheld InterferenceHunter.

Part Number Description
2000-1798-R Port Extender, DC-6 GHz

Directional Antennas for use with MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter

Part Number Description
2000-1411-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 10 dBd, N(f), 824 MHz – 896 MHz
2000-1412-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 10 dBd, N(f), 885 MHZ – 975 MHz
2000-1413-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 10 dBd, N(f), 1.71 GHz – 1.88 GHz
2000-1414-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 9.3 dBd, N(f), 1.85 GHz – 1.99 GHz
2000-1415-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 12 dBd, N(f), 2.4 GHz – 2.5 GHz
2000-1416-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 10 dBd, N(f), 1.92 GHz – 2.17 GHz
2000-1659-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 698 MHz – 787 MHz, N(f), 8 dBd
2000-1660-R Portable Yagi Antenna, 1425 MHz – 1535 MHz, N(f), 12.2 dBd
2000-1715-R Directional Antenna, 698 MHz – 2500 MHz, N(f), gain of 2 dBi – 10 dBi, typical
2000-1726-R Yagi Antenna, 12 dBd, N(f), 2500 MHz – 2700 MHz
2000-1747-R Portable Log Periodic Antenna, 5.1 dBi, typical, N(f), 300 MHz – 5000 MHz
2000-1748-R Portable Log Periodic Antenna, 6 dBi, typical, N(f), 1 GHz – 18 GHz
2000-1777-R Portable Directional Antenna, 9 kHz – 20 MHz
2000-1778-R Portable Directional Antenna, 20 MHz – 200 MHz, N(f)
2000-1779-R Portable Directional Antenna, 200 MHz – 500 MHz, N(f)

Transit Cases for use with the MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter and accessories.

Part Number Description
760-261-R Transit Case, space for MA2700A, antennas, filters, instrument inside softcase,
and other interference hunting accessories/tools
760-262-R Transit Case for MA2700A, several Yagi antennas and filters
760-271-R Transit Case for Portable Directional Antennas and Port Extender
(2000-1777-R, 2000-1778-R, 2000-1779-R, 2000-1798-R)

Monopad for use with the MA2700A Handheld InterferenceHunter. Provides stability and elevation when searching for interferers at ceilings and other high locations.

Part Number Description
2000-1727 Monopod, extends to 180 cm (72 in)

MA2700A Compatibility

The MA2700A is compatible with the following Anritsu handheld RF and microwave instruments with the Interference Analyzer Option (Option 25).

Handheld Analyzer Model Number Minimum Firmware Version
BTS Master MT8220T 1.03
BTS Master MT8221B, MT8222B 1.77
Spectrum Master MS2720T 1.10
Spectrum Master MS2711E, MS2712E, MS2713E 1.51
Spectrum Master  MS2722C, MS2723C, MS2724C, MS2725C, MS2726C 1.14
Cell Master MT8212E, MT8213E 1.51
Site Master S332E, S362E 1.51
LMR Master S412E 1.10
VNA Master MS2034B, MS2035B 1.20

The instrument's GPS option, Option 31, is not used when using the MA2700A since it has a built-in GPS receiver. Purchasing option 31 may still be desirable for location stamping and reference oscillator accuracy improvement when not using the MA2700A.