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85052C cal kit airline problem

Question asked by lnphoenix on Apr 20, 2007
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2007 by lnphoenix

Long time reader, first time writer.

1) I'm trying to calibrate the N5230A with 85052C cal kit and it doesn't seem to me the 7-32 GHz air line working correctly. Instead of a low insertion loss when connecting a through between test ports, I got a gain bump right at 7GHz all the way to 20GHz. I do check the cal kit with unguided cal SOLT method and it looks just fine. Is there a way to verify that my airline is acting bad? especially during calibration because so I don't have to waste my time to go through the procedure and to find out at the end that my cal is not valid.

2) Is there a better tool to grab the airline because once the installation tool is loose, it's very hard to grab the airline stuck in the Load standard.

3) Is there a way to do adapter removal with the N5230A without using the air line?

I need to measure insertion lost of 2 SMAs back to back and using SOLT unguided cal got me almost there. I appreciate all the tips you can give me because I spent too many days on this airline problem already.