Solon, Ohio - December 2015
Birds' SiteHawk SK-200-TC Antenna
and Cable Analyzer Detects and Finds the Location of
Transmission Line and Antenna Problems
OH, December 1, 2015--Bird Technologies, a leading provider of RF components,
subsystems, test equipment, and services, today introduced the SiteHawk
SK-200-TC hand-held antenna and cable analyzer that operates from 300 kHz to
200 MHz. The instrument makes it simple to detect problems in coaxial transmission
lines and antenna systems and pinpoint their source using distance-to-fault
SiteHawk SK-200-TC provides all of the measurement capabilities required to
evaluate the performance of a communication system’s transmission path, and has
the same features as its higher-frequency counterpart, Bird’s SiteHawk SK-4000-TC,
which operates over a frequency range of 85 MHz to 4000 MHz. The SiteHawk
SK-200-TC is a rugged, compact instrument, measuring only 7.2 x 3.8 x 1.9 in.
and weighing 2 lb. that is easy to use by novices and veterans alike. It has an
intuitive user interface displayed on its high-resolution TFT LCD color display
that is readable in bright sunlight, and has 16 Gbytes of internal flash memory
for storing thousands of traces and measurement setups.
distance-to-fault measurement indicates VSWR or return loss at various points
from the beginning of the transmission line all the way to the antenna and
identifies the location of a problem with high resolution. The cable loss
function measures insertion loss of the transmission line over a given
makes fast swept measurements at up to 0.25 ms per data point of return loss
and cable loss as well as VSWR and distance to fault and allows users to set
trace capture using 51, 101, 201, 401, 801, 1601 or 3201 data points per sweep.
Both X and Y scales as well as measurement units can be changed by the user as
can a pass-fail limit with visual indicator for quick “go/no-go” indications.
There are six user-selectable markers for direct or difference measurements that
can be referenced to the limit line or a recalled trace. A measurement-hold
feature also allows a trace to be stored temporarily for analysis.
Pricing and Availability
SiteHawk SK-200-TC is priced at $2,950 and includes an AC adapter, hard and
soft carrying cases, USB cable, coaxial cable, 8-Gbyte USB thumb drive for
exporting measurement data, updating firmware, and battery charging, and is
backed by a three-year limited warranty. It is available now from Bird
learn more, view the SiteHawk SK-200-TC product page.
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