Devices Identify Wireless Frequencies

July 11, 2012
A pair of measurement tools from Kaltman Creations LLC have been developed for technicians working with wireless products.

A pair of measurement tools from Kaltman Creations LLC have been developed for technicians working with wireless products. The RF-id SOLO and RF-id STATION testers are being sold under the Invisible Waves™ product tag for use by technicians, contractors, and repair shops. Both systems operate from 50 MHz through 2.5 GHz.

For example, the RF-id STATION, which is supplied in a plastic carrying case, is suitable for identifying the frequencies of devices such as wireless microphones, to avoid interference and channel conflicts. The RF-id STATION consists of a rugged plastic carrying case with eight designated foam-formed slots for wireless microphones or wireless belt pack transmitters. Each slot has a backlit, near-field frequency counter readout providing the exact frequency of the transmitter and a barograph signal level display. As many as eight transmitters can be staged at one time.

The RF-id SOLO tool can measure frequencies and transmission signal strength. It works with analog and digital transmissions and can be used with cell phones, two-way radios, and other wireless devices, as long as the device to be measured does not use spread-spectrum or frequency-hopping techniques. “The RF-id Solo, with the ability to walk right up to a concealed/worn belt pack transmitter or wireless microphone and instantly confirm that the device is transmitting along with an exact frequency reading, is very powerful,” attests Mark Kaltman, President of Kaltman Creations LLC. The company is the exclusive North American distributor for German test-equipment manufacturer Aaronia AG.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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