THE ULTRA-PORTABLE LMR TEST SOLUTION FOR SUBSCRIBER AND INFRASTRUCTURE TESTING
The Freedom R8200 from Astronics Test Systems represents a major step in the evolution of the Land Mobile Radio service monitor. The R8200 is the first and only test instrument that combines comprehensive digital and analog LMR testing with the ability to measure important RF network characteristics such as Return Loss, VSWR and Phase. The R8200 is also the only service monitor with the ability to display RF parameters in a Smith Chart for more complicated network analysis.
The R8200 enables the two-way technician to carry one portable instrument rather than two – making his or her job easier and freeing space in the van or on the bench. Organizations can now save thousands of dollars and potentially much more by combining two instruments into one. And while it is a completely new, high-specification, premium platform, the R8200 can be purchased with the knowledge that it is backed by the world-class service and technical support capabilities of Astronics Test Systems – the same company that produces the industry leading R8100 and R8000 communications analyzers.
Saving money and making the technician’s life easier – the next generation of LMR test instruments from Astronics Test Systems.
The R8200’s newly designed RF architecture features the best spectral purity in the industry, plus a single-port Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) capable of measuring return loss, VSWR, and Phase. There is simply no comparable product on the market.
1-Port Vector Network Analyzer
Signal Strength Meter
Broad & Narrow Band
AM Modulation Meter
FM Deviation Meter
Frequency Error Meter
RF Signal Generator
Audio Signal Generator
Cable Fault Locator
Return Loss/VSWR bridge (opt.)
TETRA TMO and DMO
TETRA Base Station
PTC: Positive TrainControl
NCDN Type C Trunking
Every R8200 ships with a Lithium Ion battery weighing just one pound (490g). The battery powers the unit for well over 90 minutes, and is field swappable in less than 30 seconds. Just open the cover, remove the battery, and insert another into the side of the unit. While on AC power, the R8200 charges the internal battery and when AC power is removed, the unit seamlessly moves from AC to DC without interruption. The R8200 display shows available battery capacity at all times. Spare batteries and a stand-alone charger can also be purchased for applications requiring extended portability.
Our proprietary “Dual-Display,” showing the carrier and modulation scope on the same screen is included as a standard feature with every R8200, as is a tracking generator and cable fault locator. Like the R8100, the R8200 has the ability to select the power meter scale in bar graph mode: choose from 5, 50 or 150W. Finally, the R8200 offers the ability to display menu selections in French and Spanish.
HIGH PERFORMANCE TRACKING GENERATOR
Our Tracking Generator option provides an integrated instrument that sets up the RF Generator in a sweeping mode that is lock stepped with the Spectrum Analyzer. The tracker’s extraordinary dynamic range and response time delivers an invaluable tool for measuring and servicing RF ﬁltering and combining networks like IF filters and Duplexers. The R8200 low Spectrum Analyzer noise floor, FFT processing, and broad selection of display and marker functions assure quick and accurate measurements. Antenna return loss and VSWR measurements can be made without any external equipment.
The R8200 features a color-enhanced, high-contrast display with key measurements shown in larger, bright blue font. It’s tuning knob also serves as a data-entry key, allowing the user to minimize the amount of hand movement required to navigate test procedures. It also sports a rugged, foldable metal handle and ear phone jack for use in high-noise environments.
SUPERIOR SPECTRUM ANALYZER
The R8200 comes equipped with a superior spectrum analyzer with a noise floor well below -140 dBm at narrow spans, super-fast signal acquisition, 4 markers (2 standard), and an available variable vertical scale down to 1 dB per division.
EXPANDABLE AND UPGRADABLE
The software-based architecture of the R8200 lets you add software options and upgrades in the field.
So if your needs change down the line, simply order the feature or protocol you need and enable it by entering a 16 digit option key using the front panel keypad.
LOW PHASE NOISE AND MONITOR & CONTROL INTERFACE
The M&C consists of proprietary commands as well as support of IEEE standard equipment ID query for automating manufacturing test processes and procedures. This, along with the exceptional phase noise performance of the signal generator, makes it suitable for manufacturing and other high-performance applications, enabling significant reductions in capital costs.
|Size||23.9cm (H) x 32.3cm (W) x 19.1cm (D)|
|Weight (Base Unit)||6.4 kg|
|Boot-up time||45 sec|
|Battery||> 1.5 hr runtime (internal)|
|Operating Temperature||0 °C to + 50 °C|
|Maximum RF Power Meter Input||150 W|
|Timebase Temperature Stability||0.01 ppm|
|Timebase Aging||0.1 ppm/Year|
|Modulation||FM, AM, P25 Phase I & II, DMR, NXDN, dPMR, TETRA (DMO), PTC|
|Frequency Range (Generator)||1 MHz to 3 GHz|
|Output Level Range||+5 dBm to -130 dBm (<2GHz)|
|-5 dBm to - 130 dBm (> 2GHz)|
|Output Level Accuracy||±1 dB (RF I/O port)|
|±2 dB (Generate port)|
|SSB Phase Noise||-95 dBc/Hz (@ 20 kHz offset < 1GHz, 15 °C to 35 °C)|
|-93 dBc/Hz (all frequencies, 0 °C to 50 °C)|
|Residual AM||<1% (300 Hz to 3 kHz BW)|
|Residual FM||< 4 Hz (300 Hz to 3 kHz BW, < 1 GHz)|
|< 5 Hz ( 300 Hz to 3 kHz BW, > 1 GHz)|
|Spurious (Harmonic)||-20 dBc (max)|
|Spurious (Non-harmonic)||-35dBc max; <-30dBc at mixing product frequencies (3227MHZ - Carrier)|
|Frequency Range (Receiver)||1 MHz to 3 GHz|
|IF Bandwidth||6.25 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz, 200 kHz|
|Received Signal Strength Indicator Sensitivity:||-120 dBm|
|RSSI Accuracy||±2 dB|
|Spectrum Analyzer Span||Full Span to 3 GHz|
|SINAD Accuracy||±1 dB @ 12 dB SINAD|
|Oscilloscope Bandwidth||50 kHz|
|Audio Modulation Formats||1 kHz Tone, Private Line, Digital Private Line, DTMF, Single Tone, Two-Tone Paging,|
|5/6 Tone Paging, POCSAG, EURO Tones, User Defined Tone Sequences, External|
|User Defined Tone Sequences, External|
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