"Hello All,It has been a long time since I've looked at a Agilent cal kit, and I'm about to receive one, so here goes.The previous post with a link to the standards definitions (http://na.tm.agilent.com/pna/caldefs/stddefs.html) prompts my question.What is actually contained on the cal diskette? Are ALL of the Agilent cal kits sent with the same data, as is hinted by the last posting?"
"Looking at one of the links from the above page (http://na.tm.agilent.com/pna/caldefs/8510/CK_35MMB.htm) - in this case the 3.5mm kit - we see a set of #'s for short and open offsets and nonlinear frequency corrections, etc...If I have 2 kits, and look at their disks, would I expect to see different data? If so, how different?"
"(Each offset short and open in a Anritsu cal kit has the "exact" offset distances as part of their kit.)(Does Agilent do this?)"
"The used cal kit that I am buying has a reel-to-reel tape instead of a floppy. The kit has been sent to a calibration shop for certification, but they don't update any of these disk-based parameters, and I don't think that they would update the reel-to-reel even if they did. Their service is only a couple hundred dollars. The Agilent service is over $1000. Does Agilent update the coefficients?"
"Also, I have an Agilent 8703A, which doesn't even have a floppy disk, so I'm a bit stuck anyway, even if they did burn a new LIF-formatted disk for me.If I just input the parameters on the webpage, how close will I be to my cal kit's "correct" numbers?I'm sure there are some more subtle follow-up questions, but I'll stop there.Thank you in advance!Sean O'Keefe"
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