The Freedom R8200 from Astronics Test Systems represents a major step in the evolution of the Land Mobile Radio service monitor. The R8200 is the first and only test instrument that combines comprehensive digital and analog LMR testing with the ability to measure important RF network characteristics such as Return Loss, VSWR and Phase. The R8200 is also the only service monitor with the ability to display RF parameters in a Smith Chart for more complicated network analysis.
Organizations can now save thousands of dollars and potentially much more by combining two instruments into one. The R8200 also allows the technician to carry one portable instrument rather than two – making his or her job easier and freeing space in the van or on the bench. And because the R8200 is built on the proven, industry-standard R8000/R8100 platform, it can be purchased with the knowledge that it is backed by the world-class service and technical support capabilities of Astronics Test Systems.
Saving money and making the technician’s life easier – the next generation of LMR test instruments from Astronics Test Systems.
The new R8200 has the same industry-leading spectral purity and test capabilities as the R8100, plus a single-port Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) capable of measuring return loss, VSWR, and Phase.
Every R8200 ships with a Lithium Ion battery weighing just one pound (490g). The battery powers the unit for well over 90 minutes, and is field swappable in less than 30 seconds. Just open the cover, remove the battery, and insert another into the side of the unit. While on AC power, the R8200 charges the internal battery and when AC power is removed, the unit seamlessly moves from AC to DC without interruption. The R8200 display shows available battery capacity at all times. Spare batteries and a stand-alone charger can also be purchased for applications requiring extended portability.