Cable and Antenna Testers - SK-6000-TC & SK-4500-TC

RF Cable and Antenna Analyzers - No More Swapnostics 


 

 Overview & Features

The RailHawk™, FlightHawk™, SK-6000-TC and SK-4500-TC provide critical coverage with a wide frequency range from 1 MHz to 6 GHz.

Discontinuities can be a real problem and cause significant reflections by damaged cables, loose or improperly installed connectors, and environmental factors. With Bird’s DTF (Distance to Fault) mode, SiteHawk finds the exact location of the problem “in true distance units”!

Eliminate wasted time swapping out components until you determine the issue. Save critical time, components, and money by correctly identifying issues the first time to efficiently direct vital resources to implement solutions.

  • Test RF cables and antennas at the frequency of operation.
  • Locate RF cable, connector and antenna problems at the source.
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs.
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length.
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range.
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging.

Item No Item Name Frequency Output Power Trace Noise Magnitude
SK-6000-TC SiteHawk™, Antenna & Cable Analyzer Range: 1 – 6000 MHz
Resolution: 
1 kHz
Accuracy: 
±2.5 ppm @25 °C
-10 dBm, typical IFBW 1kHz: 0.05 dB rms
SK-4500-TC SiteHawk™, Antenna & Cable Analyzer Range:1 – 4500 MHz
Resolution: 
1 kHz
Accuracy: 
±2.5 ppm @25 °C
-10 dBm, typical IFBW 1kHz: 0.05 dB rms
FH-AV-BASIC FlightHawk™, Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit Range: 1 – 6000 MHz
Resolution: 1 kHz
Accuracy: ±2.5 ppm @25 °C
-10 dBm, typical IFBW 1kHz: 0.05 dB rms
FH-AV-KIT FlightHawk™, Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit Range: 1 – 6000 MHz
Resolution: 1 kHz
Accuracy: ±2.5 ppm @25 °C
-10 dBm, typical IFBW 1kHz: 0.05 dB rms
RH-RR-KIT RailHawk™, Railway RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit Range: 1 – 6000 MHz
Resolution: 1 kHz
Accuracy: ±2.5ppm @25 °C
-10 dBm, typical IFBW 1kHz: 0.05 dB rms
7003A001, SiteHawk Test Kit SiteHawk™, Antenna & Cable Test Kits N/A N/A N/A

 


Product Range

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SK-6000-TC

Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer

 

 

SK-4500-TC

Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer

 

 

FH-AV-BASIC

Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit

         

 

 

 

FH-AV-KIT

Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit

 

RH-RR-KIT

Railway RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit

 

7003A001, SiteHawk Test Kit

Up to 6 GHz Coverage, SiteHawk Cable and Antenna Test Kit


 

 

 

SK-6000-TC | Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer

No More Swapnostics!

Save critical time, components, and money by eliminating time swapping out components until you find and locate the issue. Discontinuities can be a real problem and cause significant reflections by damaged cables, loose or improperly installed connectors, and environmental factors. With Bird’s SiteHawk, find the exact location of the problem over a wide frequency range - from 1 MHz to 6000 MHz using Distance to Fault, return loss and cable loss measurement techniques.

FEATURES

  • Test RF cables and antennas at the frequency of operation.
  • Locate RF cable, connector and antenna problems at the source.
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs.
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length.
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range.
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging.
  • RF Meter App included.
APPLICATIONS
  • Cellular Networks 3G, 5G (2.4, 4.2 GHz & 600, 850 MHz)
  • PCS/DCS, CDMA, GSM and LTE Protocols
  • Broadcast
  • Paging
  • Government
  • Tactical Military
  • Microwave
  • Public Safety
  • Trunking, TETRA
  • Network Coverage WLAN, WLL (802.11)
WEBINARS PRODUCT VIDEOS

NOTE
GPS Display & Logging features are comptable with SiteHawk model serial numbers 4006 and higher only! (Please see the installation procedure included in the GPS Activation zip file located in the Downloads section below.)

DOWNLOADS

Datasheet Manual SiteHawk Android App V1.63
GPS Activation V1.0 SiteHawk PC Tool V1.0.40.0 RF Meter App V2.0.20
Cable List Editor Cable Antenna Measurement Basics FAQ's Distance To Fault FAQ's

 

 

 

SK-4500-TC | Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer

No More Swapnostics!

The SK-4500-TC provides critical coverage with a wide frequency range from 1 MHz to 4.5 GHz.

Discontinuities can be a real problem and cause significant reflections by damaged cables, loose or improperly installed connectors, and environmental factors. With Bird’s DTF (Distance to Fault) mode, SiteHawk finds the exact location of the problem “in true distance units”!

Eliminate wasted time swapping out components until you determine the issue. Save critical time, components, and money by correctly identifying issues the first time to efficiently direct vital resources to implement solutions.

FEATURES

  • Test RF cables and antennas at the frequency of operation.
  • Locate RF cable, connector and antenna problems at the source.
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs.
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length.
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range.
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging.
  • RF Meter App included.
APPLICATIONS
  • Cellular Networks 3G, 5G (2.4, 4.2 GHz & 600, 850 MHz)
  • PCS/DCS, CDMA, GSM and LTE Protocols
  • Broadcast
  • Paging
  • Government
  • Tactical Military
  • Microwave
  • Public Safety
  • Trunking, TETRA
  • Network Coverage WLAN, WLL (802.11)
WEBINARS PRODUCT VIDEOS

Note:
GPS Display & Logging features are comptable with SiteHawk model serial numbers 4006 and higher only! (Please see the installation procedure included in the GPS Activation zip file located in the Downloads section below.)

DOWNLOADS

Datasheet Manual SiteHawk Android App V1.63 (only for serial #'s starting with 4006)
GPS Activation V1.0 SiteHawk PC Tool V1.0.40.0 RF Meter App V2.0.20
Cable List Editor Cable Antenna Measurement Basics FAQ's Distance To Fault FAQ's

 

 

 

 

FH-AV-BASIC | Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit

Minimize AOG Downtime

Avoid the Aircraft on Ground (AOG) downtime and expense that results from trial and error testing and component swapping.

Bird's FH-AV-BASIC, FlightHawk™ RF Aviation Basic Test Kit provides rapid and accurate testing of multiple antenna and cable systems in complex airframe systems. Our Cable and Antenna Analyzer assist aircraft maintenance technicians with commissioning, maintenance and fault-finding of ground-to-air radios, airborne radios, repeaters, antennas, antenna combiners and transmission cables.

FlightHawk Basic is excellent starter kit for the Novice to Expert, Bird’s easy to use aviation testing software enables maintenance personnel to test and verify all the radio systems in your fleet. By utilizing an inspection technique called frequency domain reflectometer (FDR), you can test and verify the antennas and cables in your RF system individually or as a complete system.

If you want to expand your testing capabilities, this special designed case has placeholders for Bird’s wideband power sensor, needed cabling and adapters –specifically to fit avionics power measurement needs. Also prevents FOD (foreign object damage) from unaccounted equipment. *See upgrade options.

FEATURES
  • Test RF cables & antennas at the frequency of operation
  • Locate RF cable, connector & antenna problems at the source
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging
  • Includes the Bird RF Meter App
CRITICAL MEASUREMENTS
  • FDR trace of precision return loss vs. frequency
  • Return loss vs. distance
  • Voltage standing wave ratio( VSWR)
  • Cable loss and distance-to-fault (DTF) measurements
KIT COMPONENTS
  • FlightHawk-AV, Cable and Antenna Analyzer
  • SK-CAL-MN-C6, Calibration Combo
  • Hard Carrying Case

DOWNLOADS

Datasheet SiteHawk Android App V1.63 GPS Activation V1.0
SiteHawk PC Tool V1.0.40.0 RF Meter App V2.0.20 Cable List Editor

 

 

 

FH-AV-KIT | Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit

Minimize AOG Downtime

Avoid the Aircraft on Ground (AOG) downtime and expense that results from trial and error testing and component swapping.

Bird’s FH-AV-KIT, FlightHawk™ RF Aviation Test Kit combines a unique set of components specifically designed for avionics testing and measurement. In a single rugged case, the kit includes the proven antenna and cable testing functionality of the FlightHawk™ handheld analyzer, Bird’s wideband power sensor – designed specifically to test aircraft RF systems and power measurement, and all necessary adapters and cabling. In addition, Bird’s easy to use aviation testing software will allow anyone on the maintenance team to test and verify all antenna systems in the fleet.

The Aviation Test Kit offers an intuitive user experience for both experienced and beginner RF maintenance crews. Based on aircraft OEM specifications, technicians can locate RF cable, connector and antenna problems at the source with clear visual indicators as to the pass/fail status of the system.

FEATURES
  • Test RF cables & antennas at the frequency of operation.
  • Locate RF cable, connector & antenna problems at the source.
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs.
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length.
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range.
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging.
  • Includes the Bird RF Meter App
CRITICAL MEASUREMENTS
  • FDR trace of precision return loss vs. frequency.
  • Return loss vs. distance.
  • Voltage standing wave ratio( VSWR).
  • Cable loss and distance-to-fault (DTF) measurements.
KIT COMPONENTS
  • FlightHawk-AV, Cable and Antenna Analyzer
  • 5017D-AV, 100 MHz - 1.3 GHz Wideband Power Sensor
  • 25-T-MN, 25W RF Termination
  • SK-CAL-MN-C6, Calibration Combo
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 4240-401, Adapter Kit
  • 4240-500-23, Adapter N(M) – SMA(M)
  • 4240-500-10, Adapter N(M) – SMA(F)
  • 4240-443, Avionics Adapter
  • 4240-444, Avionics Adapter

DOWNLOADS

Datasheet Manual SiteHawk Android App V1.63
GPS Activation V1.0 SiteHawk PC Tool V1.0.40.0 RF Meter App V2.0.20
Cable List Editor    

 

 

 

 

RH-RR-KIT | Railway RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit

Signal Maintenance - On Track!

Bird’s new Railway RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer solution provides a comprehensive kit that allows technicians to maintain high quality service networks in the railway industry. Based on the need for redundant communications, Bird’s Cable & Antenna Analyzer increases reliability and assures maintainability for communication protocols targeted in railway space. Designed to help novice and expert users, our easy-to-use analyzer finds problems before they become time-consuming, expensive repairs.

Bird’s RailHawk™ RF Railway Test Kit, is the result of combining the proven antenna and cable testing functionality of the SiteHawk handheld analyzer, Bird’s plug and play power sensor – designed specifically to test the UHF analog/digital radio systems, as well as the GSM-R/LTE-R voice/data systems - and all the necessary loads, adapters and cables into a single rugged transit case.

Avoid communication shortfalls, downtime and expense resulting from trial and error of swapping components to fix your issue.

FEATURES
  • Test RF cables & antennas at the frequency of operation, not at DC where problems are masked.
  • Locate RF cable, connector & antenna problems at the source.
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) pinpoints faults at the frequency of operation, unlike other measurement techniques which can mask pending failures of critical system components.
  • Distance to Fault (DTF) mode can plot VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length.
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range.
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging.
KIT COMPONENTS
  • RailHawk, Cable and Antenna Analyzer
  • 7020-1-010101, 350 MHz - 4 GHz, 0.15 to 150W RF Power Sensor
  • SK-CAL-MN-C6, Calibration Combo
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 4240-401, Adapter Kit
  • 4240-550, Adapter Kit, 7/16" DIN
  • 25-T-MN, 25W RF Termination

DOWNLOADS

Datasheet Manual SiteHawk Android App V1.63
GPS Activation V1.0 SiteHawk PC Tool V1.0.40.0 RF Meter App V2.0.20

 
 

 

 

7003A001 SITEHAWK TEST KIT  

Up to 6 GHz Coverage, SiteHawk Cable and Antenna Test Kits

Need to quickly identify faulty antennas, cables and connectors to get your radio system back into service? Avoid the downtime and expense of trial and error of swapping components to fix your issue with the Bird® SiteHawk (General Purpose) Test Kit.

FEATURES

  • Utilize the Measure/Match function to sweep your system to determine how well your components are matched to 50 ohms.
  • Use the Distance to Fault (DTF) to display RF return loss or VSWR data versus distance. Allows quick identification of poor connections, damaged cables, or faulty antennas.
  • Multiple models available utilizing Bird power sensors with varying frequency and power ranges in order to select the model best suited to the application.

KIT COMPONENTS

  • Bird SiteHawk, (SK-4500-TC or SK-6000-TC)
  • 25-T-MN, 25W RF Termination
  • SK-CAL-MN-C6, Calibration Combo
  • 4240-401, Adapter Kit
  • 10' RG142 RF Cable
  • Hard Carrying Case

POWER SENSOR SELECTION GUIDE

Select one of the five RF Power Sensor Options below. Each Bird SiteHawk Test Kit includes the SK-4500-TC Cable and Antenna Analyzer.  The SK-6000-TC can be substituted for SK-4500-TC by adding -6 to the part number, e.g. 7003A001-5-6.

 

DOWNLOADS

Datasheet Manual RF Meter App v2.0.16
Distance To Fault FAQ's SiteHawk PC Tool V1.0.40.0  

 

 

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