Ive not new to here
as I come here every time I could use some help
and use the search feature mostly for antennas/vswr/smithcharts.
However, I have not found anything on testing Circulators
and Isolators. I have searched here and the net
with very little luck, i believe wikipedia had the
most info. Not that theory of operation on these
items wouldnt hurt me, I am mostly searching on
how to test them. Well, if I knew how they operated
then I would know how to test them. However, after
looking at the spec sheets of circulators/isolators
on the net, are they tested by insertion loss?
I have a Motorola R2670 easily available,
will this do the job? Its your basic comm test set
(for those that dont know), and more. Im not sure
on how to test a circulator (ie will this frequency
pass with very little amount of reflection?). Im
guessing I would use the Duplex function (generate
Freq on RF IN/OUT while monitoring Freq on ANT port
vs using Tracking Generator (?). THe Freq range
supported by the test set is applicable to what
I will be working on (make sure the circulator works
/ passes Freq with very little loss).
you ahead of time. meanwhile i'll be playing with
the test set.