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Measuring Channel power (trial)

Question asked by yavkata on Nov 30, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2013 by yavkata
I wanted to try out the PowerSuite option on my CXA N9000A. I measured  conductively the channel power of a commercial Wi-Fi router in the following manner: I disconnected the antenna and connected it directly (through suitable cables) to the RF input of the analyzer; Since I knew for sure that the output power of the device was around 18dBm, subtracting 3 dBi (Antenna gain), I expected around 15dBm measured power. I captured the transmission with Max Hold detector, since I can't make the DUT to transmit continuously. Using the option Channel power, I measured across IBW 20MHz, which was the width of the channel. The result was poor: no more than -15dBm. What am I doing wrong? Is there a chance the analyzer to be damaged by this kind of measurement? How can I check for errors and damages? Any advices on making the rest of the measurements of the Powersuite application?