R&S®ZVH Cable and Antenna Analyzer

Model: R&S®ZVH

Brief Description

The R&S®ZVH is a rugged, handy cable and antenna analyzer, designed for use in the field. Its low weight and simple operation make it indispensable for anyone who needs an efficient measuring instrument outdoors for the installation and maintenance of antenna systems.

Key Facts

  • Frequency range from 100 kHz to 3.6 GHz or 8 GHz
  • 100 dB (typ.) dynamic range for filter and antenna isolation measurements
  • Factory calibration over entire frequency range
  • Built-in DC voltage supply (bias) for active components such as amplifiers
  • Power meter option
  • Saving of measurement results on SD memory card or USB memory stick
  • Easy operation with user-configurable test sequences (wizard)
  • Easy-to-replace Lithium-ion battery for up to 4.5 h of operation
  • Rugged, splash-proof housing for rough work in the field
  • Easy handling due to low weight (3 kg with battery) and easy-to-reach function keys

Features & Benefits

  • Installation of antenna systems
    • Distance-to-fault measurements (DTF)
    • One-port cable loss measurements
    • Reflection measurement
    • Transmission measurements
    • Built-in DC voltage supply
    • Position finding using GPS receiver
    • Factory calibration of the R&S®ZVH
  • Maintenance of antenna systems
    • Two-port vector network analysis
    • Vector voltmeter
    • Terminating and directional power measurements
    • Pulse analysis with wideband power sensors
    • Internal channel power meter
    • Spectrum analysis measurements
    • Spectrogram measurements
  • Easy operation
    • Test report in just a few steps using the R&S®ZVH wizard
    • Channel tables for frequency setting
    • Optimal reading of measurement results in any situation
    • Operation in different languages
    • Easy-to-access, well-protected connectors
  • Documentation and remote control
    • R&S®ZVHView software for documenting measurement results
    • Remote control via LAN or USB


    R&S®ZVH4 R&S®ZVH8
Frequency range   100 kHz to 3.6 GHz 100 kHz to 8 GHz
Standard measurement functions   reflection measurement, distance-to-fault
measurement, one-port cable loss measurement
Output power (port 1, port 2)   0 dBm to –40 dBm (nominal), in 1 dB steps
Maximum permissible spurious signal level   +17 dBm (nominal)
Number of points   101, 201, 401, 601, 631, 801, 1001, 1201
Distance-to-fault (DTF) measurement
Display modes   return loss (dB), VSWR
Resolution in meters   (1.58 × velocity factor/span)
Horizontal display range   3 m to 1500 m
Reflection measurement
Directivity 100 kHz to 3 GHz (nominal) > 43 dB (nominal) > 43 dB (nominal)
  3 GHz to 3.6 GHz > 37 dB (nominal) > 37 dB (nominal)
  3.6 GHz to 6 GHz > 37 dB (nominal)
  6 GHz to 8 GHz > 31 dB (nominal)
Display modes   s11, return loss (dB), VSWR, one-port cable loss
  vector network analysis
s11, s22, magnitude, phase, magnitude + phase, Smith chart, VSWR, reflection coefficient, mρ,
one-port cable loss, electrical length, group delay
  vector voltmeter
magnitude + phase, Smith chart
Transmission measurement (R&S®ZVH-K39 or R&S®ZVH-K42)
Dynamic range (S21, S12) 100 kHz to 300 kHz > 50 dB (nominal) > 50 dB (nominal)
  300 kHz to 2.5 GHz > 80 dB, typ. 100 dB > 80 dB, typ. 100 dB
  2.5 GHz to 3.6 GHz > 70 dB, typ. 90 dB > 70 dB, typ. 90 dB
  3.6 GHz to 6 GHz > 70 dB, typ. 90 dB
  6 GHz to 8 GHz > 50 dB (nominal)
Display modes transmission measurement
s21, magnitude in dB (loss, gain)
  vector network analysis
s21, s12, magnitude (loss, gain), phase,
magnitude + phase, electrical length, group delay
  vector voltmeter
magnitude + phase
DC voltage supply (DC bias, port 1 and port 2)
Voltage range internal voltage supply +12 V to +32 V, in 1 V steps
Maximum output power   4 W (battery), 10 W (AC supply)
Maximum current   500 mA
Maximum voltage external voltage supply 50 V
Maximum current   600 mA
General data
Display   6.5" color LCD with VGA
Battery operating time R&S®HA-Z204, 4.5 Ah up to 3 h
  R&S®HA-Z206, 6.75 Ah up to 4.5 h
Dimensions (W × H × D)   194 mm × 300 mm × 69 mm (144 mm) 1),
7.6 in × 11.8 in × 2.7 in (5.7 in) 1)
Weight   < 3 kg, 6.6 lb

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