Monitoring System Checks Satcom Carriers

Morrow Technologies has launched a spectrum-analyzer-based carrier monitoring system that operates from 3 MHz to 1.8 GHz. It has a 40-MHz instantaneous bandwidth and is suitable for remotely monitoring satellite signals, including at L-band and at most intermediate frequencies (IFs). The model VC1800 Carrier Monitoring System conects remotely to a personal computer (PC) via 10/100 Ethernet bus, Firewire, RS-232 bus, and Universal Serial Bus (USB) connections. The 1U rack-mount unit features low displayed average noise level (DANL) and phase noise and frequency resolution of 1 Hz. It can display signals from -150 to +20 dBm with high accuracy. It is available with several internal reference options as well as numerous coaxial switch options for connecting multiple input signals. For more information, visit the company's website at

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