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n style load standard


Galaxyhunter 2021/04/30 15:22

Where could I find a replacement  "N style load standard" ?  I googled it but got no hits, Only new vna units.

Thanks, Carl

Lucio IØLYL 2021/04/30 21:16

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002288347860.html?spm=a2g0y.12010615.8148356.18.158650a7Cug6qS

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 03:46 AM, Galaxyhunter wrote:

Teton Amateur Radio 2021/04/30 22:36

Have you tried changing your terminology? Just a quick search on ebay
for "50 ohm dummy load" shows over 900 choices. You can refine that down
to N type. Here is an example:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264852372406?epid=1962388426&hash=item3daa6e7bb6:g:lt8AAOSwCmZZOlvr

Mick - W7CAT


----- Original Message -----
From: Galaxyhunter
To: NanoVNAV2@groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 04:22:37 PM
Subject: [nanovnav2] n style load standard

> Where could I find a replacement  "N style load standard" ? I googled
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Stephen Laurence 2021/05/01 01:47

I have bought a few dummy loads to use as calibration standards

BUT a termination load only has to absorb “most” of the incident signal, with a worst swr of say 1.3 at the highest “rated” frequency. The performance as a calibration standard at the maximum rated frequency will be awful.

I have bought from Ebay a Radiall N terminator rated to 12ghz for £10 and three Minicircuits (Anne-50+) ones rated to 18ghz for £7 each. They should be good as cal standards to 3-4ghz of my vnas. Some time ago I got a batch of Radiall terminators for £4 each. Kurt Poulson had used these and said they were as good as the cal load packaged with the v2N.

I have bought some sma to N converters (male and female) rated to 12ghz for use on the vna for around £7-£10 each. They are much better than the cheapo ones from China.

What I need is someone with a good pro vna to test them all. The trouble with calibration standards is that they all “calibrate”, but you do not know if the calibration is actually correct.

Keep looking on Ebay. Some prices are ridiculous

Steve L.

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/05/01 11:03

I have a friend that has a certified EMV laboratory, is that cheating?


Erich

Galaxyhunter 2021/05/01 05:22

Thank You Sir.

Galaxyhunter 2021/05/01 05:25

*Have you tried changing your terminology:*

No Mick, I didn't.  I'm what you would call Technology challenged,  And I lost.

Galaxyhunter 2021/05/01 05:26

*is that cheating?* ,  Not if you can get away with it.

Galaxyhunter 2021/05/01 05:27

Thanks to all.  I got a couple ordered.

Teton Amateur Radio 2021/05/01 10:02

It wouldn't be cheating if ALL of us get to use the lab, then no one
would be cheated  : )

Mick - W7CAT

----- Original Message -----
From: Erich Kaltenbrunner
To: NanoVNAV2@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 03:03:50 AM
Subject: Re: [nanovnav2] n style load standard

> I have a friend that has a certified EMV laboratory, is that cheating?
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> Erich
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> > Am 2021/05/01 um 10:47 schrieb Stephen Laurence :
> >
> > ?I have bought a few dummy loads to use as calibration standards
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> > BUT a termination load only has to absorb “most” of the incident
signal, with a worst swr of say 1.3 at the highest “rated” frequency.
The performance as a calibration standard at the maximum rated frequency
will be awful.
> >
> > I have bought from Ebay a Radiall N terminator rated to 12ghz for
£10 and three Minicircuits (Anne-50+) ones rated to 18ghz for £7 each.
They should be good as cal standards to 3-4ghz of my vnas. Some time ago
I got a batch of Radiall terminators for £4 each. Kurt Poulson had used
these and said they were as good as the cal load packaged with the v2N.
> >
> > I have bought some sma to N converters (male and female) rated to
12ghz for use on the vna for around £7-£10 each. They are much better
than the cheapo ones from China.
> >
> > What I need is someone with a good pro vna to test them all. The
trouble with calibration standards is that they all “calibrate”, but you
do not know if the calibration is actually correct.
> >
> > Keep looking on Ebay. Some prices are ridiculous
> >
> > Steve L.
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