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Site Master S312D Maintenance Manual

This manual provides maintenance instructions for the Site Master Model S312D Cable, Antenna and Spectrum Analyzer. It describes the product and provides performance verification procedures, parts replacement procedures, and a replaceable parts list.

Maintenance Manual pdf 2.2 MB Version: B 7/22/2009

Site Master S31xD Programming Manual

This programming menu is written exclusively for Anritsu Site Master model S311D and S312D. It is intended for firmware 5.00 and above.

Programming Manual pdf 2.2 MB Version: A 4/7/2008

Site Master Quick Reference Cards

This laminated card set is a Quick Reference guide to help you with the following measurements: Return Loss Return Loss Interpretation Distance To Fault Distance To Fault Interpretation Cable Loss

Instruction Sheet pdf 1.3 MB Version: A 2/13/2008

The Importance of Stable, Reliable Test Cable Assemblies Technical Note

Site Master Cable and Antenna Analyzer makes cell site analysis straight forward and convenient by providing measurement capability in both the time and frequency domains. Learn more in this 4 page Technical Note.

Technical Note pdf 285.2 KB Version: A 12/13/2006

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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

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

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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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.

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

I have difficulties downloading the signal standard file from the instrument to HHST when I use the USB-RS232 adapter, what can I do?

This has to do with the COM settings. For signal standards, it is assuming that you are using COM1 and if you are not, it will be challenging. To change this, please see below: Go to Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager -> Ports -> double click on USB to RS232 -> port settings -> advanced -> change COM number to 1 In HHST: Settings -> Communication -> COM1    

Does cable loss affect the system return loss?

The short answer is yes. The return loss of a cable & antenna system will be different if you are making a return loss measurement of a 15 dB antenna with two different cables. The return loss of the system is proportional to  2*CL (Cable Loss). System designers takes this into consideration when determining the specifications.

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.

Can a .csv file that was converted from a .vna file of a VNA master be converted back to .vna using Master Software Tools?

No. If someone sends you a .csv file MST cannot be used to convert it back to a .vna file to be opened in MST.

Can I sweep an antenna with a TMAS on the line?

No. The majority of TMAS for cellular antennas will block the RF signal from the Site Master so the sweeping signal will only go as far as the TMAS and not reach the antenna.

Can I sweep antennas close to another RF source?

Yes but you need to be very careful that the RF from another Source is not going to exceed the 20 dBm max on the RF port.  Power in excess of 20 dBm can result in damage to the unit.

When I turn on Marker Noise, the detector changes to RMS, why is that?

The RMS detector is the best choice for noise measurements as it provides unbiased averaging of the signal.  This gives a stable answer (because of the averaging) and gives the correct answer (because it is "unbiased").  Contrast this to the peak detector, where the answer continually grows over time, and the Sample detector, which provides no averaging

What is the calibration temperature window for the cable & antenna analyzer in the Site Master and Cell Master?

The calibration goes out when the temperature has deviated more than 15 degrees from the temperature at which the calibration was performed. This information is also available in the instrument. Simply press SYS and then Status after performing the calibration. The instrument will show the current temperature and then Cal Temp Range will show up as Current Temperature +/- 15C.

How do I reduce the side lobes in a DTF on a Site Master?

Windowing will  reduce the lobes depending upon their severity.  It is similar to an averaging or smoothing technique.  There are four windowing options available: Rectangular windowing – Normal mode of operation. Nominal side lobe – Some smoothing Low Side Lobe – More smoothing Minimum side lobe – Maximum smoothing

Are Anritsu PC applications for downloading files from the Site Master supported on 64 bit Windows OS's?

Currently Anritsu does not but is working diligently to provide a solution.

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.

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.

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.

How can we use the Site Master to make antenna isolation measurements?

You need a 2-port measurement so you can send out a signal from a transmit antenna and monitor the signal coming in at the receive antenna. You can either use the S251C with its insertion loss mode or you can use the Site Master and Cell Master with its Transmission Measurement modes. The benefit of using the S251C is that the nominal output power is higher or about +6 dBm vs. about -10 dBm with Option 21. The further apart the antennas are, the lower the signal will be in the Rx antenna and for optimum dynamic range it is helpful to use max power level. When you make the measurement, you start out calibrating the instrument with a through cal (Option 21) or a 1-path 2-port cal (S251C insertion loss mode). When you connect a cable from the RF out to the RF in port of the Site Master, you should see a flat signal. When you then connect RF Out to a Tx antenna and RF in to a Rx antenna, you are essentially looking at how much power is going into the Rx antenna or the acutal isolation between the two. Depending on the system and the setup, the values will vary and you'll need to check with the system engineer to see what is recommended for your system.

What is the difference between the internal power meter and the high accuracy power meter on the Handheld products?

The internal power meter is using the Spectrum Analyzer receiver to measure the channel power over a certain bandwidth. The high accuracy power meter uses an external RMS sensor which makes a broadband power measurement. The sensor provides better accuracy than the internal power meter and is also better suited for making accurate measurements of modulated signals. The main advantage of the internal power meter is that it allows you to make power measurements of specific channels and it can filter out anything outside the bandwidth you entered. The high accuracy sensor will add everything up that is in the path.

Can I enter the sweep time manually in Spectrum Analyzer mode?

Yes you can. You can go into the sweep menu (MT8222A, MS272XB) or "MEAS/DISP" menu (MS2711D, S332D, S312D, MT8212B) and select "Min Sweep Time" and enter the desired sweep time. If you enter a time that is faster than what the instrument is capable of then the instrument will change the sweep speed and default to whatever the instrument can do. For every measurement point, the instrument spends a certain time and if it is too fast, then it is measured again. This is why the actual sweep time is usually a little bit longer than the requested time. In zero span mode, the sweep times are exact.

What is the difference between an OSL calibration and FlexCal?

With the OSL calibration, you have to calibrate each time you change the frequency range. With the FlexCal, you can change the frequency range and you don't have to perform another calibration. FlexCal is great for troubleshooting purposes. The accuracy can be affected if your span is really narrow so for optimum accuracy, it is recommended to use the OSL calibration.

Can I connect a printer to my S312D Site Master that is not on the printer list?

Yes but there is no guarantee that it will work. Only those printers listed have been tested and are known to work properly with the Site Master.