Tag: Radio

RSSI correlation

RSSI correlation

One interesting aspect of the BCD-996 and similar radios is the digital command and status protocol. In digging into the software, I learned that there is a RSSI (Relative Signal Strength Indicator) included, which delivers a numeric value relative to the signal strength of a received signal.   Given that I could command the radio …

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Return Loss – A new take on VSWR measurement

Return Loss – A new take on VSWR measurement

  Well, first some background – and definitions I’ll give some basic definitions and descriptions… if you want the full detailed technical description, try here http://microwaves101.com/encyclopedia/index.cfm Network Analyzer A network analyzer is essentially a spectrum analyzer with a signal generator that follows it – both of them are locked in frequency. Many service monitors have …

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