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Wishlist: Useful features for the next software version

By hamuma •  2017-02-08 23:30:59 •  136 clicks
If an antenna is connected directly to the analyzer, the approach of the operator influences the measurement.

Is a remote control planned? E.g. via USB or network?
Also a time-delayed measurement would be very helpful.

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1 Reply | until2017-05-01 08:23Add a reply
    VK3NH  81 days ago#1 -Reply

    Hi,
    I have also noted that issue but for a VHF/UHF portable antenna it is indicative of the true antenna performance in normal use.

    Some observations about your measurement issues but not related to you question of whether a remote control function can be achieved which the site controller can answer.

    1/ The unit should not really be relied upon to provide a good ground plane for frequencies much below say 400MHz. That in itself makes the measurements prone to near field body effects as they would for a handheld dual band radio.
    2/ If you set to the maximum number of sample points at the slowest speed and single sweep mode then you should have adequate time to move away while the measurement is being made and then come back to observe the result.
    3/ By adding a reference cable (and putting known length and velocity factor into the KC901V) and then do the Open Short Load user calibration before putting the antenna on a suitable plane away from the unit or non metallic support if it is say a yagi antenna.

    I hope these suggestions are of some use to you.

    regards Noel


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