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White Paper: Understanding Cable And Antenna Analysis

Source: Anritsu Company

By Stefan Pongratz, Anritsu Company

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By Stefan Pongratz, Anritsu Company

While a problematic base station can be replaced, a cable and antenna system is not so easy to replace. Field technicians today rely on portable cable and antenna analyzers to analyze, troubleshoot, characterize, and maintain a base station system. This article covers the fundamentals of the key measurements of cable and antenna analysis: return loss, cable loss, and distance-to-fault (DTF).