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Kaelus RTF-1000A Ranger Passive Intermodulation & Return Loss Ranging Device PIM

Model: RTF-1000A

Condition: Used

In stock: 10

SKU: 4686 6D05

Sale price£127.50
  • PIM Analysers & Accessories
  • RF & Microwave
Product Overview


Supplied as pictured, no additional accessories.

Kaelus RTF-1000A Ranger 800 MHz PIM & RTF Device ModuleWorks with the following Kaelus iQA PIM Analyzer Models: 700L, 700H, 850, 900, 901Frequency Range:698 - 960 MHzKaelus RTF-1000A RangerRange To Fault (RTF) is an exciting new technology from Kaelus that enables operators to accurately measure the location of PIM and Return Loss faults in their RF infrastructure. Reflection data together with PIM data provides an unmatched level of clarity for identifying the location of faults in the RF path.The RTF system consists of an RTF Module, interconnecting cables and a ?RTF Enabled? iQA series PIM test instrument. Customers can purchase a new ?RTF Enabled? PIM test analyzer from Kaelus or upgrade their existing A or B-series iQA test equipment to support RTF measurements. Please contact your local Kaelus representative for additional information.PEAK RETURN LOSSWhen the RTF module is attached a low power Return Loss vs. distance measurement will be made prior to activating the high power PIM test tones. If the peak calculated Return Loss is greater than a user specified value a warning will be presented to the operator along with the distance to the failing location. The operator has the option at this point to either abort the test or continue with the PIM measurement. This safety feature has been added to help prevent accidental high power RF transmissions while the feed system is open for repairs.DISTANCE TO LARGEST PIM SOURCEWith an RTF Module attached the iQA user software provides four different views the operator can use to analyze PIM faults at the cell site. The ?Basic? view clearly identifies the distance and magnitude of the largest static PIM fault on the line. For fastest results, Kaelus recommends methodically eliminating the largest PIM fault and repeating until all static PIM sources have been removed. Once the static PIM sources are removed, the operator can proceed to dynamic PIM testing to certify that the PIM performance is stable and robust.PIM VS. DISTANCEWith a single button push, the operator can switch to ?PIM? view to see the relative magnitude of all PIM sources on the line. A marker function is provided allowing the user to jump from peak to peak displaying the magnitude and distance to each PIM fault. Kaelus? RTF solution utilizes proprietary enhanced resolution algorithms that enable the user to resolve closely spaced PIM faults that a standard FFT analysis can not see.RETURN LOSS VS. DISTANCEWith a second button push, the operator can switch to ?RL? view to see Return Loss vs. distance. As with the PIM view, a marker function is provided to display the magnitude and distance of each Return Loss peak.PIM & RETURN LOSS OVERLAY?OVL? view overlays Return Loss vs. distance and PIM vs. distance on a single screen. The user can independently set markers for both PIM peaks and Return Loss peaks and measure the relative distance between faults. Electrically long devices such as filters or TMAs, and changes in velocity factor caused by jumper cables vs. feeders can reduce the absolute accuracy of individual distance calculations. Since these errors impact both the PIM and Return Loss calculations equally, the relative distance between faults is typically more accurate than the individual distance calculations. Using the relative distance of a PIM problem to a known Return Loss peak allows users to locate faults on the line with more precision than with PIM vs. distance alone.Features:Accurately identify the location of PIM and Return Loss faults in the RF pathSimple to operate, highly intuitive touch screen user interfaceOverlay PIM and Return Loss vs. distance data for enhanced troubleshooting capabilityQuickly switch between different test modes without disconnecting the line under testCompatible with any ?RTF Enabled? iQA series PIM test instrument from KaelusSpeeds site repairs by guiding operators to the location of PIM faultsFactory upgrades available for existing A and B-series iQA test instrumentsBefore PIM testing, the RTF Module performs a Return Loss safety check to warn the operator before transmitting high RF power into a poor matchSpecifications:Frequency698 - 960 MHzRTF analysis modesNumeric: Distance to maximum PIM + PIM Magnitude Graphical: PIM vs. Distance, Return Loss vs. Distance, PIM + RL vs. DistanceReturn LossMax Return Loss (from FFT analysis) is displayed on the iQA main PIM test screen when the RTF module is attachedResidual PIM< -115dBm/-158dBc max (<-125dBm/-168dBc typ) @2x +43dBm test tonesUser interface ports1x USB, 1x Auxiliary port (Type N female) 1x RF output (7-16 DIN female), 1x RF input (7-16 DIN male)Power+12V DC supplied via iQA auxiliary portRF power (PIM)2x +43dBm supplied by iQARF power (Return Loss)-33dBm supplied by RTF moduleDimensions5.0 x 3.5 x 2.9in (127 x 90 x 73mm)Weight2.2lbs (1.0kg)Operating temperature range-10°C to +40°CStorage temperature range-20°C to +60°CIngress protection (IP)IP50 (operating)Relative humidity5% to 95% RH non-condensing

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Products listed in this category consist of devices which are either untested or have been identified as faulty and therefore being sold for parts or repairs. You may use these as donor units or even attempt a repair. Due to the sheer volume of stock, some items may be left untested. The description will usually state whether the item is simply untested or if it is faulty.

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