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Cell Master MT8212B Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the Cell Master Model MT8212B Cable, Antenna and Base Station Analyzer. It describes the product and provides performance verification procedures, parts replacement procedures, and a replaceable parts list.

Maintenance Manual pdf 5.0 MB Version: D 11/18/2013

TD-SCDMA/HSDPA Base Station Troubleshooting Guide

Utilize Anritsu's Handheld BTS Master MT8222A/21B, Cell Master MT8212E/13E or Spectrum Master MS2721B/23B/24B with Options 38/60/61.

Troubleshooting Guides pdf 1.5 MB Version: D 1/1/2010

Cell Master MT8212B User Guide

An Integrated, Handheld Multi-function Base Station Test Tool for Greater Flexibility and Technician Productivity.

User Guide pdf 5.2 MB Version: J 3/20/2007

Cell Master MT8212B Programming Manual

Programming Manual for the Cell Master - Cable, Antenna and Base Station Analyzer.

Programming Manual pdf 957.8 KB Version: C 6/29/2006

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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, Master Software Tools, Wireless Remote Tools, easyTest Tools, and easyMap Tools. This stand-alone installer will download all Anritsu software needed to install your chosen PC Tools software, and do so all in one file. This is ideal if you will be doing the installation on a computer without internet access. Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 computers may still need internet access to download the Microsoft .NET 3.5 suite of support files.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 388.8 MB Version: 1.18 4/10/2019

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. Anritsu Software Tool Box includes Line Sweep Tools, Master Software Tools, Wireless Remote Tools, easyTest Tools, and easyMap Tools.

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

Download Handheld Software Tools

Handheld Software Tools V6.61 (Release date: December 21, 2007) Handheld Software Tools has been replaced by Line Sweep Tools and will receive no further updates. Visit the Line Sweep Tools (LST) information page to learn more. Visit the Handheld Software Tools (HHST) information page for quick access to additional drivers, features, version history, etc.

Drivers Software Downloads exe 7.9 MB 12/21/2007

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Is it possible to recall traces once they have been deleted from the Site Master 251 series?

There is no way to retrieve the traces once you have deleted them. It's always a good practice to download the traces from the Site Master to a laptop before leaving the site.

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.

I left my Site Master on a bench and went to lunch. It's not sweeping anymore. What's wrong? How do I get it to sweep again?

The Site Master goes into a power saving mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. Just press the RUN/HOLD button and the unit will begin sweeping again.

Can you use a one load if you calibrate with a different load?

You may calibrate the Site Master with one precision load and make measurements with another precision load. Type "N" loads are specified to be better than 42 dB return loss, and 7/16 Din loads are specified to 45 dB. You can never make a measurement better than the quality of the calibration components being used. This is true for ALL test equipment.

What will be the benefit for me to install the Site Master Code Loader?

The Code Loader program allows you to keep the installed firmware version of your Site Master current to the current version being shipped. In other words if you had for example, 6 units and they all had different versions, as seen when you turn the box on, then you could make them all current with the latest version.

What is the little double arrow 'C' symbol on my display mean?

This is the Site Master temperature icon. It indicates that the internal temperature of your unit has changed enough to make the calibration invalid. When it appears, you should re-calibrate your instrument. You can check the temperature range of your most recent cal by pressing .sys.status.

Is the v6.41 software backward compatible with the v6.4?

Files saved with an older version of software tools such as 6.40 can be read and manipulated with version 6.41. Files which were saved with the new 6.41 version can not be read and manipulated with an older version such as 6.40.

Marker and trace data values are truncated to the right of the decimal (comma) for both Frequency and Amplitude. This occurs in German and French operating system Regional Settings.

Marker and trace data are displayed properly in German and French Regional Settings when "German(Swiss)" and "French(Swiss)" regional selections are made. To select the operational German or French Regional Settings, do the following : Go to Start up Menu - Settings - Control Panel - Regional Settings Select "German(Swiss)" Regional Settings for German users or "French(Swiss)" Regional Settings for French users.

Why is my unit giving bad readings?

There might be a calibration problem. Have you performed an open/short/load calibration? Check the calibration kit for mechanical damage.

Why is my Site Master display blank on power-up?

Site Master defaults to having a minimum contrast which often appears blank. Adjust the contrast with the up/down arrow keys until the display appears.

When installing Software Tools on a Windows 2000 operating system, the installer might find versions of DLLs on your PC that are out of date.

Installation of Windows 2000, Service Pack #1 is required. The Service Pack #1 can be found at: "">

Can I use the InstaCal I got with my new S331C on my S331B? How about my S114C?

Your InstaCal module can be used on any S11xC, S33xC, or later models. InstaCal will not work on the older "B" models or on the S251C.

What is the part number for a replacement battery for the 'A' and non-lettered Site Masters?

ND45417 - contact a service center for pricing and purchasing

What type of interface cable is needed for connectiing a computer to the Site Master?

The cable is a RS232 with 9-pin female connectors on both sides and needs to be a null-modem cable. In an emergency, purchase the following part numbers from Radio Shack. 26-152 and 26-264.

Why don't I use an Open/Short/Load procedure for waveguide calibrations?

The waveguide calibration uses a 1/8 wavelength offset short, a 3/8 wavelength offset short and a precision waveguide load for calibration. For coax calibration the open and short both causes high reflections back to the Site Master but an open on a waveguide causes minimal reflections to occur although they are about twice as much as the load. The 1/8 and 3/8 offset shorts are used to set the 0 (zero) reference of the Site Master just like the Open/Short for coaxial calibrations.

What do I need if my Laptop doesn't have a Serial interface connection?

Anritsu has a USB-to-Serial adapter, part number 551-1691 or customer can order the Earthmate USB Power Adapter directly from DeLORME at "">

What is the difference in accuracy when comparing the Instacal module with the precision calibration tee?

The InstaCal has a specified directivity of 38 dB for frequencies below 3.5 GHz while the regular calibration tee provides >42 dB of directivity. The directivity is many times the largest contributor to measurement uncertainty and this difference between the two calibration techniques will affect the uncertainty. The difference in performance will be more prevalent the closer to the directivity you are. For instance, if you are making a return loss measurement of an antenna and the overall system return loss is 10 dB, the difference in performance will be less than 0.1 dB. If the overall return loss is 20 dB, then the OSLN50-1 tee will be at least 0.35 dB better than the ICN50 Instacal. In general, it is recommended to use the InstaCal when you are looking for a fast way to make the cal. If superior accuracy is of important, then the precision calibration tee is the best way to go.

Does the T1 option on the MT8212B measure "clock slips"?

No, the MT8212B Cell Master T1 option does not measure "clock slips".

Does the MT8212B Cell Master require GPS when building CDMA PN searches?

Yes, the Cell Master MT8212B does require GPS to do in building CDMA PN searches.  This requirement is not due to limitations in the test equipment but is driven by the CDMA technology which requires a sync source.

The Cell Master supports GSM, does it also support UMTS or WCDMA?

No the Cell Master does not support UMTS.