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NoticeHewlett-Packard to Agilent Technologies TransitionThis documentation supports a product that previously shipped under the HewlettPackard company brand name. The brand name has now been changed to Agilent Technologies. The two products are functionally identical, only our name has changed. The document still includes references to Hewlett-Packard products, some of which have been transitioned to Agilent Technologies.

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Getting Started and Quick Reference GuideAgilent Technologies 8591C Cable TV Analyzer

Part Number: 08591-90130 Printed in USA June 1995 Copyright 1994, 1995 Agilent Technologies, Inc

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Notice. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Agilent Technologies makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Agilent Technologies shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

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WarrantyThis Hewlett-Packard instrument product is warranted against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of shipment. During the warranty period, Hewlett-Packard Company will, at its option, either repair or replace products that prove to be defective. For warranty service or repair, this product must be returned to a service facility designated by HP. Buyer shall prepay shipping charges to HP and HP shall pay shipping charges to return the product to Buyer. However, Buyer shall pay all shipping charges, duties, and taxes for products returned to HP from another country. HP warrants that its software and rmware designated by HP for use with an instrument will execute its programming instructions when properly installed on that instrument. HP does not warrant that the operation of the instrument, or software, or rmware will be uninterrupted or error-free. ITSheadLimitation of Warranty The foregoing warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from improper or inadequate maintenance by Buyer, Buyer-supplied software or interfacing, unauthorized modication or misuse, operation outside of the environmental specications for the product, or improper site preparation or maintenance. NO OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. HP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ITSheadExclusive Remedies THE REMEDIES PROVIDED HEREIN ARE BUYER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. HP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

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Contents

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About This Guide

Other HP 8591C Cable TV Analyzer Documentation Documentation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . How to Order Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Safety Considerations . . . . . . . . . . Symbols Used on the Cable TV Analyzer . . . . .

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Preparing for Use

What You'll Learn in This Chapter . . . . . . . . . . Preparing Your Cable TV Analyzer for Use . . . . . . . Step 1. Perform an initial inspection . . . . . . . . . Step 2. Set the line voltage selector switch . . . . . . Step 3. Check the fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 4. Connect the power cable . . . . . . . . . . Step 5. Turn on the cable TV analyzer for the rst time Step 6. Perform the frequency and amplitude self-calibration routines . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 7. Perform the tracking-generator self-calibration routine (Option 011 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . What You'll Learn in This Chapter . . . . . . Getting Acquainted with the HP 8591C Cable TV Analyzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front-Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . Rear-Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . Data Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hold Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Number/Units Keypad . . . . . . . . . . Step Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fine-Focus Control . . . . . . . . . . . Screen Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quick Reference

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Quick Tour

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Cable TV Analyzer Functions

Menu and Softkey Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable TV Measurements and System Monitor Personality . Making a Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Measurement Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Improving Accuracy with Self-Calibration Routines . . Warmup Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calibrating the Analyzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Calibrating the Tracking Generator (Option 011 only) When Is Self-Calibration Needed? . . . . . . . . . Printing or Plotting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory Card Insertion and Battery Replacement . . . Changing the Memory Card Battery . . . . . . . . Procedure to Change the Memory Card Battery . . Analyzer Battery Information . . . . . . . . . . . .4. Softkey Descriptions

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What You'll Find in This Chapter . . . . . Service Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . Service Calibration Functions . . . . . . Service Diagnostic Functions . . . . . . Service Diagnostic Functions (continued) Cable TV Analyzer Functions . . . . . . .

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Key Menus Index

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Quick Reference

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Setting the Line Voltage Selector Switch . . . . Checking the Line Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . Reference Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . HP 8591C Cable TV Analyzer . . . . . . . . . Front-Panel Feature Overview . . . . . . . . Rear-Panel Feature Overview . . . . . . . . . Adjusting the Fine Focus . . . . . . . . . . . Screen Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Relationship between Frequency and Amplitude Reading the Amplitude and Frequency . . . . Inserting the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . Memory Card Battery Date Code Location . . . Memory Card Battery Replacement . . . . . . Rear-Panel Battery Information Label . . . . .

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Tables

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Accessories Supplied with the Cable TV Analyzer . . . . Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC Power Cables Available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Screen Annotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Screen Annotation for Trace, Trigger, and Sweep Modes . Commands Not Available with Analog+ Operation . . . Default Conguration Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compatibility of FFT with Other Functions . . . . . . . Commands Altered/Not Available within the Gate Utility Model Specic Preset Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . Common Preset Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preset Conditions for All Models . . . . . . . . . . . Functions That Exit the Windows Display Format . . . .

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Quick Reference

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About This Guide

About This GuideWelcome to the HP 8591C Cable TV Analyzer Getting Started and Quick . This guide is divided into two basic sections: Getting Started Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 instruct you how to prepare the cable TV analyzer for use, and introduce you to the cable TV analyzer and its features. Quick Reference Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 provide you with a quick reference for commonly used functions of the HP 8591C Cable TV Analyzer. Refer to the HP 8591C Cable TV Analyzer Cable TV Measurements User's Guide and HP 8591C Cable TVReference Guide Analyzer Spectrum Analyzer Reference User's Guide

for more detailed information.

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Getting Started

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