Instrumentation ARINST

ARINST is available measuring instruments for radio Amateurs, repairmen and installers of radio equipment. Devices ARINST much cheaper counterparts, but the user receives everything needed to function.

An important distinctive feature of the ARINST devices is the presence of a 3.2” color touch screen and a control button block that allows you to measure and analyze the results without connecting to external devices. All measured data are displayed on the instrument screen in real time.
The second important feature of the devices is their autonomy and versatility in use. All devices are equipped with a built-in Li-Ion battery.

The devices are made in a durable aluminum case and are lightweight, small in size and have low power consumption. Devices are recommended for use when carrying out repair, commissioning and measuring works, both in field, and in laboratory conditions.

  • Portable spectrum analyzers with built-in tracking generator and without it
ARINST SSA R2 3 GHz is an easy portable panoramic spectrum analyzer (RF multimeter) designed to display signal spectrums in the frequency range from 35 to 3000 MHz. The analyzer finds the amplitude and frequency of spectral components of the analyzed process.
ARINST SSA R2 is an easy portable panoramic spectrum analyzer (RF multimeter) designed to display signal spectrums in the frequency range from 35 to 6200 MHz. The analyzer finds the amplitude and frequency of spectral components of the analyzed process.

ARINST SSA-TG R2 3 GHz is an easy portable panoramic spectrum analyzer (RF multimeter) designed to display signal spectrums in the frequency range from 35 to 3000 MHz. Another important feature is the presence of additional capabilities of the tracking generator, which makes it possible to measure the frequency response of passive or active devices, for example filters or amplifiers. The software allows measuring SWR and return loss module. This requires an external directional coupler and a set of calibration measures.

ARINST SSA-TG R2 is an easy portable panoramic spectrum analyzer (RF multimeter) designed to display signal spectrums in the frequency range from 35 to 6200 MHz. Another important feature is the presence of additional capabilities of the tracking generator, which makes it possible to measure the frequency response of passive or active devices, for example filters or amplifiers. The software allows measuring SWR and return loss module. This requires an external directional coupler and a set of calibration measures.

ARINST SSA R2 Signal Hunter is an easy portable spectrum analyzer designed to display signal spectrums in the frequency range from 35 to 6200 MHz. The device allows to determine the amplitude and frequency of the spectral components that compose the signal. The main purpose of the device is the detection of packet (pulsed) radio signals and radio transmitting devices of all modern communication systems. High scanning speed compared to other versions of ARINST analyzers is achieved through the use of two frequency synthesizers. For advanced analysis, functions for displaying the time-frequency spectrum "waterfall chart" and "digital phosphorus" have been added. They are designed to observe the evolution of signals in both the frequency and time domains.
ARINST SSA-TG LC R2 is a panoramic spectrum analyzer with built-in signal generator, which is designed to display the spectrum of signals in the main frequency range 36 to 5990 MHz. ARINST SSA-TG LC R2 is a cost-reduced version of ARINST SSA-TG R2. There is no built in battery and data transfer via bluetooth in the LC version. The device transmits data and receives power only by USB cable. The device allows to determine the amplitude and frequency of spectral components included in the signal. Another important feature is the presence of an additional function signal generator, which allows to measure the frequency response of active devices such as a repeater, to measure the SWR of antennas, etc.

  • Portable vector network analyzers

Portable 2-port vector network analyzer ARINST VNA-PR1 1-6200 MHz. The device measures parameters S11 and S21, voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), impedance, admittance, phase, group delay (GD), distance to cable fault. The analyzer is designed for setting and matching the characteristics of passive and active radio devices (antennas, cables, filters, attenuators, amplifiers), checking the integrity of high-frequency cables, measuring their parameters, and other amateur radio measurements.
Portable vector network analyzer (reflectometer) ARINST VR 1-6200 MHz is designed to measure the matching characteristics of passive and active radio devices (antennas, cables, filters, attenuators, amplifiers, etc.) The device allows you to measure the parameters of the complex reflection coefficient, standing wave ratio (SWR), impedance, admittance, magnitude, phase, loss and distance to fault in the cable.
Portable vector network analyzer (reflectometer) ARINST VR 23-6200 MHz is designed to measure the matching characteristics of passive and active radio devices (antennas, cables, filters, attenuators, amplifiers, etc.) The device allows you to measure the parameters of the complex reflection coefficient, standing wave ratio (SWR), impedance, admittance, magnitude, phase, loss and distance to fault in the cable.

  • Power amplifier

ARINST KPAM-3000 is designed to amplify the input high-frequency signal in the frequency range of 200-3000 MHz. The source of the high-frequency signal is a sweep generator of the spectrum analyzer, from which the signal is fed to the test device through a power amplifier.
The amplifier is used in high-frequency signal amplification paths. The input power level must not exceed the value specified in the technical specifications of the device. The amplifier is powered by a built-in Li-Ion battery.
The power amplifier is designed to work in conjunction with ARINST spectrum analyzers that have an integrated tracking generator, for example ARINST SSA-TG R2, but it is also possible to work with devices from other manufacturers equipped with a signal generator and providing an output signal with a power in the range from -25 to -15 dBm.

All ARINST devices are constantly being improved, work algorithms are being changed and optimized, new useful functions are being added. Innovations are made available to users through automatic software updates via Google Play. All updates are also available for download from our official website.

In addition to devices, we offer additional equipment that expands the scope of ARINST devices:

  • Measuring antennas

KM6-600/6000 - directional passive log-periodic measuring antenna with a gain of up to 6 dB.
It’s intended for execution of radio frequency measurements (measurement of field intensity and peak (amplitude) direction finding of the sources of electromagnetic radiation). It operates in a frequency range of 600 MHz to 6000 MHz.
The antenna has regulated gain in operational range of frequencies. It is recommended to analyze the electromagnetic environment in the set with a spectrum analyzer.
KPM15-790/2700 - directional panel measuring antenna with the gain up to 15 dB.
Antenna is designed for execution RF measurements (field strength measurements and measurements of amplitude direction finding of sources of electromagnetic radiation) in the frequency range 790-960 MHz and 1700-2700 MHz.
The antenna has regulated gain in operational range of frequencies. It is recommended to analyze the electromagnetic environment in the set with a spectrum analyzer.

  • Standing wave ratio measuring bridge

Standing wave ratio measuring bridge (SWR bridge) is a passive device that is designed to measure the reflection coefficient of radio frequency circuits and elements. The source of the RF signal is a swiping generator of the spectrum analyzer, from which the signal is fed to the tested device through the SWR bridge.
The measuring bridge allows to measure the standing wave ratio and the quality of load matching with the feeder. The device is based on the Wheatstone bridge with matching elements.

  • Calibration kits

Calibration kit SMA-MF06. Frequency range 0-6000 MHz, 50 Ohm.
The calibration set provides high accuracy of measurements in the frequency range from 0 to 6000 MHz. Designed for use in both practical and laboratory environments. Requires a careful handling. Excessive loads can disable the set.
This calibration set is recommended to buy together with the measuring bridge of the standing wave ratio (SWR bridge) and spectrum analyzer ARINST SSA-TG R2.
Calibration kit N-MF06. Frequency range 0-6000 MHz, 50 Ohm.
The calibration set provides high accuracy of measurements in the frequency range from 0 to 6000 MHz. Designed for use in both practical and laboratory environments. Requires a careful handling. Excessive loads can disable the set.

  • EOR VNA - Software option to extend the operating frequency range of ARINST VNA

EOR VNA - is a software option that allows you to expand the frequency range of portable vector network analyzers:

  • ARINST VR 23-1600
  • ARINST VR 23-2600
  • ARINST VR 23-3000
  • ARINST SSA R2 3 GHz
  • ARINST SSA-TG R2 3 GHz