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Can an 8510C display impedance as R + j X (e.g for a half wave dipole, 73 + j 42 Ohms?)

Question asked by drkirkby on Jun 23, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2017 by drkirkby

I'm trying to help someone use his  8510C, which is tricky, as I don't have one, he lives in Mexico and I live in the UK.


On my 8753ES and 8720D, it is possible to measure S11, put a marker on the Smith Chart, and the Smith Chart display the impedance as a complex number. I'd be a bit surprised if this can't be done on an 8510C too, but he tells me it can't.

But when it comes to reading manuals, this guy is pretty useless, so I don't really trust what he says.