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Field Strength Meter
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1 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)
Index
1 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS and GENERAL WARNINGS .......................................................... 6
1.1. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................................................................................................... 6
1.2. GENERAL WARNINGS ...................................................................................................... 7
1.3. MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................. 7
1.4. NOTES ............................................................................................................................... 7
2 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................... 8
3 SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................... 9
3.1. OPTIONS ......................................................................................................................... 12
3.2. ACCESSORIES ................................................................................................................ 12
3.3.Standard Accessories ....................................................................................................... 12
3.4. Accessories upon request ................................................................................................ 12
3.5. AUXILIARY INSTRUMENTS ............................................................................................ 12
4 CONTROLS, CONNECTIONS AND INDICATORS ................................................................ 15
5 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE ...................................................................................................... 18
5.1. PREPARING THE INSTRUMENT FOR USE ................................................................... 18
5.1.1. Conditioning, adding, replacing the batteries .......................................................... 18
5.1.2. Power supply .......................................................................................................... 21
5.2. TURN ON/OFF ................................................................................................................. 21
5.3 . HOW TO USE THE BATTERY ....................................................................................... 22
5.3.1. Battery Status ......................................................................................................... 22
5.4. DEFAULT CONDITIONS ................................................................................................ 22
5.4.1. Reset ....................................................................................................................... 22
5.5. VOLUME ADJUSTMENT.................................................................................................. 22
5.5.1. Brightness, contrast, colour, hue, buzzer and volume adjustment ........................ 22
5.6. TUNING ............................................................................................................................ 22
5.6.1. Local oscillator (LO) engaged menu ....................................................................... 23
5.6.1.1. Local oscillator (LO) selection ...................................................................... 23
5.6.1.2. To check the channel format in use.............................................................. 24
5.7. PROGRAM STORAGE..................................................................................................... 24
5.7.1. STORE engaged menu ........................................................................................... 24
5.7.1.1. Inspection/modifcation of the stored channels ............................................ 24
5.8. MEASUREMENT .............................................................................................................. 26
5.8.1. MEA engaged menu ............................................................................................... 26
5.8.1.1. Engaging the aural tone ............................................................................... 27

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1. AVVERTENZE ...........................................................................................................5
1.1. NORME DI SICUREZZA .................................................................................................................5
1.2. PRECAUZIONI ................................................................................................................................6
1.3. MANUTENZIONE ............................................................................................................................6
1.4. NOTE ...............................................................................................................................................7
2. INTRODUZIONE ........................................................................................................8
5. COMANDI, CONNESSIONI E INDICATORI ............................................................16
4. ISTRUZIONI PER LUSO ......................................................................................... 19
4.1. MESSA IN FUNZIONE ........................................................................................19
4.1.1. Condizionamento, aggiunta, sostituzione di batterie 19
4.1.2. Alimentazione 22
4.2. ACCENSIONE/SPEGNIMENTO .........................................................................22
4.3. USO DELLA BATTERIA .......................................................................................23
4.3.1. Stato della batteria 23
4.4. PREDISPOSIZIONE ALLACCENSIONE ............................................................23
4.4.1. Reset ...................................................................................................................23
4.5. REGOLAZIONE DI VOLUME .............................................................................23
4.5.1. Regolazione di luminosit, contrasto, colore, hue, volume del buzzer e del tono ....................24
4.6. SINTONIA ...........................................................................................................24
4.6.1. Menu attivato dal tasto LO............................................................................24
4.6.1.1. Scelta degli oscillatori locali ..........................................................................24
4.6.1.2. Verifca della canalizzazione in uso ..............................................................25
4.7. MEMORIZZAZIONE ............................................................................................25
4.7.1. Menu attivato dal tasto STORE ....................................................................25
4.7.1.1. Ispezione/modifca dei canali memorizzati ...................................................25
4.8. MISURA ...............................................................................................................27
4.8.1. Menu attivato dal tasto MEA .....................................................................27
4.8.1.1. TONE, inserzione dellindicatore sonoro del livello ........................................28
4.8.1.2. DEM, scelta del demodulatore .....................................................................28
4.8.1.3. VIDEO FILTER .............................................................................................28
4.8.1.4. * SOURCE, selezione della sorgente del segnale misurato .........................28
4.8.1.5. UNIT, scelta dellunit di misura del livello....................................................28
4.8.1.6. DCP INTEGRAL, misura della DCP in modo integrale ................................28
4.8.1.7. DCP PRMT, parametri di misura del DCP ....................................................28
4.8.1.8. C/N PRMT, parametri di misura del C/N .......................................................28
4.8.1.9. *VA, misura del rapporto Video/Audio ..........................................................29
4.8.2. Impostazione della larghezza di banda di misura.........................................29
4.8.3. Uso dellattenuatore......................................................................................29
4.8.3.1. Step di attenuazione da 2 o 10 dB ...............................................................29
4.8.3.2. Attenuatore manuale e automatico...............................................................29
4.8.4. Misura del livello ...........................................................................................30
4.8.5. Impulso di sincronismo .................................................................................30
4.8.6. Misura della potenza dei segnali digitali .......................................................31
4.8.6.1. Misura integrale ............................................................................................31
4.8.6.2. Misura stimata ..............................................................................................31
4.8.7. Misura del rapporto Portante/Rumore ..........................................................31
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4.6.1.1. Scelta degli oscillatori locali
4.6.1.2. Verifca della canalizzazione in uso
4.7. MEMORIZZAZIONE
4.7.1. Menu attivato dal tasto STORE
4.7.1.1. Ispezione/modifca dei canali memorizzati
4.8. MISURA
4.8.1. Menu attivato dal tasto MEA
4.8.1.1. TONE, inserzione dellindicatore sonoro del livello
4.8.1.2. DEM, scelta del demodulatore
4.8.1.3. VIDEO FILTER
4.8.1.4. * SOURCE, selezione della sorgente del segnale misurato
4.8.1.5. UNIT, scelta dellunit di misura del livello
4.8.1.6. DCP INTEGRAL, misura della DCP in modo integrale
4.8.1.7. DCP PRMT, parametri di misura del DCP
4.8.1.8. C/N PRMT, parametri di misura del C/N
4.8.1.9. *VA, misura del rapporto Video/Audio
4.8.2. Impostazione della larghezza di banda di misura
4.8.3. Uso dellattenuatore
4.8.3.1. Step di attenuazione da 2 o 10 dB
4.8.3.2. Attenuatore manuale e automatico
4.8.4. Misura del livello
4.8.5. Impulso di sincronismo
4.8.6. Misura della potenza dei segnali digitali
4.8.6.1. Misura integrale
4.8.6.2. Misura stimata
4.8.7. Misura del rapporto Portante/Rumore
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4.8.6.1. Misura integrale
4.8.6.2. Misura stimata
4.8.7. Misura del rapporto Portante/Rumore
5.8.1.2. DEM, Demodulator selection ....................................................................... 27
5.8.1.3. VIDEO FILTER ............................................................................................. 27
5.8.1.4. * SOURCE, Input source selection .............................................................. 27
5.8.1.5. UNIT, selection of the unit of measure ......................................................... 27
5.8.1.6. DCP INTEGRAL measurement mode .......................................................... 27
5.8.1.7. DCP PRMT or DCP measuring parameters ................................................. 27
5.8.1.8. C/N PRMT, C/N measuring parameters ....................................................... 27
5.8.1.9. *V/A, Video/Audio ratio measurement ......................................................... 28
5.8.2. Measurement bandwidth setting ............................................................................. 28
5.8.3. Use of the attenuator ............................................................................................. 28
5.8.3.1. 2 or 10dB attenuation steps ......................................................................... 28
5.8.3.2. Manual and automatic attenuation ............................................................... 28
5.8.4. Level measurement ................................................................................................ 29
5.8.5. Synch pulse ............................................................................................................ 29
5.8.6. DCP, Digital Channel Power ................................................................................. 29
5.8.6.1. DCP, Integral measurement ......................................................................... 30
5.8.6.2. DCP, Estimated measurement ..................................................................... 30
5.8.7. Carrier/Noise ratio measurement.......................................................................... 30
5.8.8. Video satellite polarity ............................................................................................. 30
5.8.9. Full screen TV-picture ............................................................................................. 30
5.8.10. TV engaged menu .............................................................................................. 30
5.8.10.1. TV-STANDARD ............................................................................................ 30
5.8.10.2. CH TABLE .................................................................................................... 30
5.8.10.3. STD AT PWR ON ......................................................................................... 30
5.8.10.4. SAT VIDEO POLARITY ................................................................................ 30
5.8.10.5 MONITOR RESET ....................................................................................... 30
5.8.10.6 SOURCE ...................................................................................................... 31
5.8.11. Teletext .................................................................................................................. 31
5.8.12. TV engaged menu in teletext mode ....................................................................... 31
5.8.12.1 STOP .............................................................................................................. 31
5.8.12.2. DOUBLE....................................................................................................... 31
5.8.12.3. REVEAL ....................................................................................................... 31
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4.8.8. Polarit video satellite...................................................................................31
4.8.9. Figura TV a pieno schermo ..........................................................................31
4.8.10. Menu attivato dal tasto TV ............................................................................31
4.8.10.1. STANDARD ..................................................................................................31
4.8.10.2. CH TABLE ....................................................................................................32
4.8.10.3. STD AT PWR ON .........................................................................................32
4.8.10.4. SAT VIDEO POLARITY ................................................................................32
4.8.10.5. MONITOR RESET ........................................................................................32
4.8.10.6. SOURCE ......................................................................................................32
4.8.11. Televideo ......................................................................................................32
4.8.12. Menu attivato dal tasto TV in modalit Televideo .........................................32
4.8.12.1. STOP ......................................................................................................32
4.8.12.2. DOUBLE .................................................................................................32
4.8.12.3. ? REVEAL ...............................................................................................32
4.8.12.4. PAGE 100 ...............................................................................................32
4.9. ALIMENTAZIONE E CONTROLLO DELLLNB ....................................................32
4.9.1. Menu attivato dal tasto VOLT .......................................................................32
4.9.1.1. MODE ...........................................................................................................32
4.9.1.2. 24 V ..............................................................................................................33
4.9.2. Impostazione della tensione dellLNB...........................................................33
4.9.3. Misura del consumo di corrente dellLNB .....................................................33
4.9.4. DiSEqC .........................................................................................................33
4.9.5. Menu attivato dal tasto DSQ.........................................................................33
4.9.5.1. Attivazione del tono a 22 kHz .......................................................................34
4.9.5.2. TONE BURST e DATA BURST ....................................................................34
4.9.5.3. Comandi selezionabili...................................................................................34
4.9.5.4. Extended Table .............................................................................................34
4.9.5.5. MOTOR (DiSEqC 1.2) ..................................................................................35
4.9.5.6. Modalit RX, analizzatore DiSEqC ...............................................................36
4.9.5.7. SEQUENCE .................................................................................................36
4.9.5.8. DiSEqC level ................................................................................................37
4.9.6. Tabella comandi DiSEqC predefniti in modalit 1.1 ............................................37
4.9.7. LLNB e il Data Logger .........................................................................................40
4.10. SUONO ................................................................................................................40
4.10.1. Per segnali terrestri ......................................................................................40
4.10.2. Stereo ...........................................................................................................40
4.10.3. Per segnali satellite ......................................................................................40
4.10.4. Menu attivato dal tasto SOUND ...................................................................41
4.10.4.1. USER SOUNDS ......................................................................................41
4.10.4.2. BANDWIDTH ..........................................................................................41
4.10.4.3. DEEMPHASIS .........................................................................................41
4.11. ANALIZZATORE DI SPETTRO ...........................................................................42
4.11.1. Uso dei marker .............................................................................................42
4.11.2. Menu attivato dal tasto MKR ........................................................................42
4.11.2.1. MK1 ..............................................................................................................42
4.11.2.2. MK2 ..............................................................................................................42
4.11.2.3. HOLD ............................................................................................................43
4.11.3. Menu attivato dal tasto SPN+ .......................................................................43
4.11.3.1. RANGE .....................................................................................................4

4.9.5.3. Comandi selezionabili


4.9.5.4. Extended Table
4.9.5.5. MOTOR (DiSEqC 1.2)
4.9.5.6. Modalit RX, analizzatore DiSEqC
4.9.5.7. SEQUENCE
4.9.5.8. DiSEqC level
4.9.6. Tabella comandi DiSEqC predefniti in modalit 1.1
4.9.7. LLNB e il Data Logger
4.10. SUONO
4.10.1. Per segnali terrestri
4.10.2. Stereo
4.10.3. Per segnali satellite
4.10.4. Menu attivato dal tasto SOUND
4.10.4.1. USER SOUNDS
4.10.4.2. BANDWIDTH
4.10.4.3. DEEMPHASIS
4.11. ANALIZZATORE DI SPETTRO
4.11.1. Uso dei marker
4.11.2. Menu attivato dal tasto MKR
4.11.2.1. MK1
4.11.2.2. MK2
4.11.2.3. HOLD
4.11.3. Menu attivato dal tasto SPN+
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4.11.3.1. RANGE
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5.8.12.4. PAGE 100 .................................................................................................... 31
5.9. POWER TO, AND CONTROL OF THE LNB .................................................................. 31
5.9.1. VOLT engaged menu .............................................................................................. 31
5.9.1.1. Continuous and stepping MODE for powering the LNB ............................... 31
5.9.1.2. 24 V .............................................................................................................. 31
5.9.2. LNB voltage setting................................................................................................. 31
5.9.3. Measurement of the LNB current absorption .......................................................... 31
5.9.4. DiSEqC ................................................................................................................... 32
5.9.5. Menu enabled by the key DSQ ............................................................................... 32
5.9.5.1 Engaging the 22 kHz tone ............................................................................. 32
5.9.5.2. TONE BURST and DATA BURST ................................................................ 32
5.9.5.3. DiSEqC selectable commands ........................................................................... 32
5.9.5.4. How to use the SCR DISEqC function ........................................................ 33
5.9.5.5. DiSEqC 1.2. STEERABLE DISHES ............................................................. 34
5.9.5.6. RX modality, DiSEqC analyzer ......................................................................... 35
5.9.5.7 DiSEqC COMMAND SEQUENCE .................................................................. 36
5.9.5.8 1.1 and 2.0 DiSEqC modality ....................................................................... 36
5.9.6 DiSEqC Table of commands in 1.1 modality ........................................................... 36
5.9.7. LNB and Data Logger ............................................................................................ 38
5.10. SOUND ............................................................................................................ 38
5.10.1 Sound for terrestrial signals ................................................................. 38
5.10.2 Stereo ................................................................................................................... 38
5.10.3 Sound for satellite signals ..................................................................................... 39
5.10.4. SOUND engaged menu ........................................................................................ 40
5.10.4.1. USER SUBCARRIERS ................................................................................ 40
5.10.4.2. SUBCARRIER BANDWIDTH ....................................................................... 40
5.10.4.3. DEEMPHASIS .............................................................................................. 40
5.11. SPECTRUM ANALYZER ............................................................................................... 41
5.11.1. Use of the markers ................................................................................................ 41
5.11.2. Menu enabled by the key MKR ............................................................................. 41
5.11.2.1. MK1 .............................................................................................................. 41
5.11.2.2. MK2 .............................................................................................................. 41
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5.11.2.3. HOLD ........................................................................................................... 41


5.11.3. SPN+ enabled menu ............................................................................................ 42
5.11.3.1 RANGE ........................................................................................................ 42
5.11.3.2. DEM, Demodulator ....................................................................................... 42
5.11.3.3. VIDEO FILTER ............................................................................................. 42
5.11.3.4. OSD, On Screen Display ............................................................................. 42
5.11.3.5. SPECTRUM GRID ....................................................................................... 42
5.11.3.6. SPECTRUM SCALE .................................................................................... 42
5.11.3.7. Setting LEV IND, level indicator .................................................................. 42
5.11.3.8. Setting LEV INDIC MODE ............................................................................ 42
5.11.3.9. DCP INTEGRAL ........................................................................................... 42
5.11.3.10 DCP PRMT or DCP paramers .................................................................... 42
5.12. DATA PRINTOUT .......................................................................................................... 42
5.12.1. DATA engaged menu ............................................................................................ 43
5.12.1.1. OUTPUT TO ................................................................................................. 43
5.12.1.2. PAPER FEED ............................................................................................... 43
5.12.1.3. PRINTER MODE .......................................................................................... 43
5.12.1.4. ACQUISITION MODE .................................................................................. 44
5.12.1.5. SCAN PRMT ................................................................................................ 44
5.12.1.6. PRINTING LEVEL LIMITS ......................................................................... 44
5.12.1.7. * RS232 PRMT ............................................................................................. 44
5.12.1.8. * LOGGER ............................................................................................... 44
5.13. Data Logger ........................................................................................................... 44
5.13.1. LOGGER engaged menu ..................................................................................... 45
5.13.1.1. TIMER, enable/disable timer logging ........................................................... 45
5.13.1.2. TIMER SET .................................................................................................. 45
5.13.1.3. GPS LOCATION .......................................................................................... 45
5.13.1.4. LOGGER STATUS TABLE, setting of the programs to be acquired ............ 45
5.13.1.5. LOGGED DATA, logged data display ........................................................... 46
5.13.1.6. DOWNLOAD ................................................................................................ 46
5.13.1.7. START MANUAL LOG ................................................................................. 46
5.13.1.8. CLEAR LAST ONE ...................................................................................... 46
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Unaohm Start S.r.l. reserve the right to change product specifcations at any moment
and without notice, regardless of whether the change is of technical or commercial nature
or being implemented to comply with legal requirements of specifc countries.
Data in this manual, therefore, may not be up-to-date.
5.13.1.9. CLEAR ALL .................................................................................................. 46
5.14. MAIN MENU.................................................................................................................. 48
5.14.1. Functions enabled by the Main Menu ................................................................... 48
5.14.1.1. * NOISE GENERATOR ................................................................................ 48
5.14.1.2. * GPS ........................................................................................................... 48
5.14.1.3. BUZZER ....................................................................................................... 48
5.14.1.4. DATE ............................................................................................................ 48
5.14.1.5. TIME ............................................................................................................. 48
5.14.1.6. (16X2) LCD CONTRAST ............................................................................. 48
5.14.1.7. (16X2) LCD BACKLIGHT ............................................................................. 48
5.14.1.8. BATTERY STATUS ...................................................................................... 48
5.14.1.9. AUTO POWER OFF .................................................................................... 48
5.14.1.10. LOGO EDIT ................................................................................................. 48
5.14.1.11. CONFIGURATION ...................................................................................... 48
5.14.1.12. PIN, Personal Identifcation Number .......................................................... 49
6 AUXILIARY INPUTS AND OUTPUTS .................................................................................... 49
6.1. STANDARD SCART SOCKET ......................................................................................... 49
6.2. AUXILIARY SCART SOCKET .......................................................................................... 49
6.2.1. SCART socket connections ................................................................................... 50
6.2.1.1. Standard....................................................................................................... 50
6.2.1.2. Auxiliary ........................................................................................................ 50
6.3. SATELLITE VIDEO BASE BAND OUTPUT ..................................................................... 51
6.3.1. Connections ............................................................................................................ 51
6.4 . RS232 SERIAL CONNECTION .................................................................................... 51
6.4.1. Connections ............................................................................................................ 51
6.4.2. Connector .............................................................................................................. 52
6.4.3. Transmission format ............................................................................................... 52
6.4.4. General notes regarding connections to a Personal Computer .............................. 52
6.4.5. Connection cable .................................................................................................... 53
7 CHANNEL TABLES ................................................................................................................ 54
8. WARRANTY ........................................................................................................................... 61
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 6

1 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS and GENERAL WARNINGS


The below-indicated safety precautions and general warnings must be carefully observed during
all phases of use, maintenance and servicing of the instrument to avoid damages to persons,
animals and property.
UNAOHM START S.r.l. assumes no responsibility for incorrect use of the instrument or if
the norms specifed are not followed.
1.1. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Supply the instrument with a voltage within the limits indicated in the specifcations.
Insert the three prong plug of the power cord (standard accessory) in a standard mains outlet,
equipped with valid electric ground protection (the instrument is in the Class 1 category).
Do not use the instrument unless completely housed with all covers on.
This instrument has been designed for indoor use. Do not expose it to rain or water dripping.
Do not use the instrument in an explosive environment due to the presence of gas or
infammable fumes or dust.
The instrument may be used in over-voltage Category II and Pollution Degree 2.
Do not turn on the instrument immediately after transferring it from a very cold place to a hot
one to avoid condensation.
Neither obstruct the instruments cooling slits nor place it near a strong source of heat.
For prolonged use or heavy duty in the lab or in fxed places, the instrument should be taken off
its carrying case to allow for better heat dissipation.
Do not apply higher DC or RF voltages than those indicated, to the input connectors.
We recommend periodic inspection of the carrying strap, its related fasteners and spring locks
since they could be damaged with use. As soon as a sign of wear is noticed, replace the strap.
When the instrument is equipped with a battery, we recommend
1) Do not short-circuit the battery since it may explode.
2) Do not immerse the battery in water or dispose of in the fre.
3) Do not perforate or try to open the battery.
4) When replacing the battery, use one of the same kind and dispose of the old one in a
proper ecological disposal containers.
5) Do not connect the battery with inverted polarity.
This symbol will appear when it is necessary for the user to consult the instruction manual
for additional information and in order to protect the instrument from damage.
Be extremely careful. Dangerous voltages are present.
MARK
This instrument is in conformity with the following standards and documents:
EMC : EN55011, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4,
EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11, ENV50204.
Safety Regulations: EN 61010-1
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1.2. GENERAL WARNINGS


The monitor liquid is harmful. If the module breaks, the liquid could come out so do not touch it with
your hands or any part of your body. Be especially careful for your eyes and mouth. In case of direct
contact with your skin, wash with soap and water.
Do not expose the LCD readout to direct sunlight or to intense ultraviolet rays for a long time because
they may cause its deterioration.
Keep the instrument in a place where the temperature is higher than the minimum storage temperature
otherwise the liquid crystal solidifes causing damage to the monitor. Also, when maximum warehousing
temperatures are exceeded, the liquid crystal returns to the isotropic state and it may not be possible to
invert it.
One of the most frequent needs for technical assistance or repair is caused by internal short-circuits
due to the introduction in the instrument of foreign objects, even if very small, in spite of all the
precautions taken to prevent this possibility. We therefore highly recommend not to cut coaxial cables
above the instrument since even very small pieces of wire from the shielding braid could fall into the
instrument and cause intermittent short-circuiting which may even be diffcult for service and repair
technicians to locate.
1.3. MAINTENANCE
The only maintenance permitted is: the connection or replacement of the battery and/or fuses,
and retroftting optional cards/modules as specifed in the manual.
The opening of the instrument and any further servicing must be carried out exclusively by qualifed
personnel or, in any case, operators who have basic electrotechnical and electrical safety knowledge and
qualifcations.
Before servicing disconnect the power cord from the mains.
For instruments equipped with a battery please refer again to note 1.1.
When replacing fuses maintain the same value and type.
Do not come into contact with circuit parts/components such as capacitors which,
while not powered, maintain a dangerous electric charge (capacitors).
Take appropriate measures against the accumulation of electrostatic charges. Do not touch internal
circuits unless wearing an appropriate antistatic strap.
To clean the exterior surfaces:
1) Disconnect the power cord.
2) Use a soft cloth.
3) Use non aggressive liquid detergents avoiding hydrocarbon based products.
4) Make sure liquids or other substances are not spilled into the instrument.
1.4. NOTES
Some more or less luminous pixels may remain evident on the LCD screen.
Their presence should be considered normal and falls within the production tolerance of the monitor.
The tolerances quoted refer to an instrument at normal usage temperature
(approx. 20 minutes after turn on).
Avoid falls and strong shocks to the instrument and when transporting it in vehicles place
it on a support that is not rigid in order to avoid strong vibrations.
The instrument may be used either in the horizontal position, seated on the bottom,
or in vertical position, seated on the back end.
Before using the instrument we recommend carefully reading the instructions in this manual.
Perform an operating check of the instrument regularly, at least once a year.
We recommend to send it in for service if miscalibrated. As a good preventive measure for safety,
replace worn out bags and straps by all means, to avoid accident. See also paragraph 1.1.
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 8

2 INTRODUCTION
Our EP3000EVO feld strength meter offers full coverage of terrestrial bands, CATV, including the return
channel 5-65MHz and the 1st IF satellite, as well as the 38.9 MHz IF signal.
Its main features include:
Vast measurable level dynamics: from 20 to 130 dBV in the terrestrial, CATV and SAT ranges; from
60 to 130 dBV in IF.
Numerous measurements possible. In particular, in addition to the traditional level of analogue signals,
the instrument supplies the ratio between the video and audio carriers for terrestrial and CATV bands,
the carrier/noise ratio and power of digital signals, both terrestrial and satellite.
An accurate analysis of digital signals. If the instrument is equipped with the optional QPSK, QAM,
OFDM modules, the BER measurement is possible as well as that of other important parameters.
The constellation display is an interesting and useful option (not available for OFDM). These digital
signals, if free-to-air, may be viewed by means of the MPEG option, or, at a lower cost, the parameters
of the broadcaster ( name and programs) by means of the NIT option.
6.5 high resolution colour LCD to visualize TV signals, carry out spectral analyses, view data, menues,
horizontal synch pulses, analogue measurement bars, options during programming.
Alphanumeric display of the frequency, channel, level, program and status of the instrument, especially
useful in dark locations.
Teletext.
PLL frequency synthesis tuning throughout all ranges with double frequency markers.
Spectrum analyser with variable selectivity and frequency span, frequency display on the abscissa and
amplitude on the ordinates.
Audio demodulation: AM, FM, TV mono, analogue stereo and NICAM intercarriers, audio satellite
subcarriers with PLL frequency synthesis tuning and variable selectivity.
Optional noise generator.
Optional GPS receiver.
LNB power supply and control from 5 to 24V, 22kHz and current monitor.
DiSEqC1 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0 transmitter / analyser.
Data Logger with approximately a 1700 entry capability.
Standard and auxiliary SCART sockets.
RS232 connection to a Personal Computer, modem or other external devices.
Mains or internal battery power supply with built-in battery charger.
Compact and light-weight.
DiSEqC is a registered EUTELSAT trademark.
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3 SPECIFICATIONS
Input
Level
VHF/UHF/SAT from 20 to 130 dBV (-90 +20 dBm).
IF from 60 to 130 dBV (-50 +20 dBm).
HF from 40 to 130 dBV (-70 +20 dBm).
Measurement Unit dB (for ratio measurements), dBV, dBmV, dBm and V.
Attenuator
(Selectable manual or automatic insertion)
HF/VHF/UHF/SAT from 0 to 60 dB in seven 10 dB steps.
IF from 0 to 40dB in fve 10 dB steps.
Attenuator Accuracy HF/IF/VHF/UHF 1dB. SAT 1.5 dB.
Frequency Response
Within 1 dB throughout the entire frequency range
(automatic linearity correction).
Reading
1.Digital on alphanumeric display with 0.1 dB level resolution.
2.Digital C/N (video carrier / noise) ratio.
3.Digital V/A (video / audio carrier) ratio.
4.Analogue, on the video display,
by means of luminous bar with linear 50 dB reading scale located
on the upper part of the screen.
5.Digital power (for wide band digital transmissions).
6.Acoustic; possibility of including a note whose tonality is proportional
to the level of the applied signal.
7.By means of the built-in printer (optional).
Measurement Switchable: quasi peak or average value.
Measurement
Resolution Bandwidth
(at -3 dB)
HF/IF/VHF/UHF 100 kHz - 1 MHz (selectable).
SAT 100kHz - 1 MHz - 4 MHz (selectable).
Input Impedance 75 unbalanced [See (1) under special features], Vdc component block.
Max. Applicable Voltage 100Vdc (Voltage to LNB disengaged) and/or 5 Vpp RF.
Input Connector BNC (BNC/IEC and BNC/F external adapters -standard accessories).
LNB Power Supply
Input connector output in two selectable modes:
steps: 0 - 5 - 13 - 15 - 18 - 24V.
continuous: from 12 to 23.8V with 0.2 resolution.
500mA maximum current. Output current monitor with 20mA resolution,
ohmmic continuity of external circuit and overload indications.
Tone
(Input connector output) Frequency: 22 kHz 0.5kHz - Amplitude:
0.6 Vrms - Rectangular waveform.
DiSEqC Transmitter
In conformity with DiSEqC 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0 standards;
received signals monitoring capabilities of receved signals.
Frequency
Frequency Ranges IF 38.9 MHz, VHF/UHF/SAT from 45 to 2150 MHz [See (2)
under special features] and HF from 5 to 65 MHz.
Tuning
PLL frequency synthesis with direct frequency, channel
or stored program setting by means of:
1) keyboard.
2) Shaft - encoder.
Selection of the channel format enforced in the country
where the instrument is being used.
Storage Capability 200 programs.
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Display
The backlit alphanumeric LCD (2x16 characters ) shows: the frequency
in MHz, the channel designation & the program number.
Resolution 50 kHz minimum steps in HF/VHF/UHF, 125 kHz in SAT.
Accuracy Better than 0.001%.
Spectrum Analyser
Presentation Level on Y (vertical) axis - Frequency on X (horizontal) axis.
Frequency Range
From 5 MHz to 2150 MHz (in 5 bands) in real time.
C 5 65MHz
L 45 156MHz
M 156 454MHz
H 454 900MHz
SAT 900 2150MHz
E 45 870MHz quasi real time.
Level
VHF/UHF/SAT bands from 20 to 130 dBV.
C band 5 65 MHz from 40 to 130 dBV.
Dynamic Range
On-Screen
50 dB for VHF/UHF/SAT bands.
40 dB for C band (5 65 MHz).
Frequency range
explored
100% of each band selected (C - L - M - H - SAT), partial expansion in 8 steps
(6 in C band), of approx. 1% (in SPAN MIN) up to 1 to 5 channels
(depending on the band) in SPAN MAX .
Bandwidth at - 3dB
HF/VHF/UHF bands 100 kHz or 1 MHz (selectable).
SAT band 100 kHz, 1 MHz or 4 MHz. (selectable).
Video Filter Included - excluded selectable.
Frequency Marker
2, direct reading of the frequency.
F frequency difference measurement between the two markers.
Level Indicator
Level measurement and L level difference measurement
between the two markers.
Monitor
Screen 6.5 colour LCD (99.4 mm x 132.5 mm).
Defnition 640 (horizontal) x 480 (vertical) pixels.
Contrast 300:1
Brightness 400 cd/m2
View angle 55 (L), -30/+60 (A)
Rear Light Backlit by means of cold cathode lamp.
Reception Standard B/G - L colour code PAL - SECAM [See (3) under special features].
Functions
The following may be displayed on the screen:
1) Full screen analogueTV-picture.
2) Partial screen analogueTV-picture + dynamic level bargraph
+ TV sync pulse waveform.
3) Full frequency spectrum with two markers.
4) Partial frequency spectrum (SPAN) with two markers.
5) Video Monitor (by means of SCART socket).
6) Teletext.
7) Menus and submenus.
Video Polarity Positive or negative selectable ( only in SAT band).
Audio
Demodulators Selectable for TV - AM - FM modulated signals.
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Frequency Subcarriers
1) for the analogue VHF/UHF range automatically selected with respect
to the TV-standard.
2) for the analogue SAT range adjustable in PLL frequency synthesis
10 kHz steps from 5MHz to 9.77 MHz.
De-emphasis Selectable in 4 steps. (SAT frequency range only): fat - J17 - 50S - 75S.
Modulation Frequency
Deviation
Selectable in 4 steps. (Only for SAT frequency range): narrow, medium,
wide, extra wide, corresponding to bandwidths from 140 to 400 kHz approx.
Stereo Decoders
1) Analogue Dual Tone.
2) Numeric NICAM with related BER.
Loudspeaker Magneto-dynamic, 70 mm.
Output Power Continuously adjustable to 0.2 W maximum.
Auxiliary Inputs and Outputs
SCART Socket (complete)
SCART Socket (auxiliary)
Video and audio input/output (1V /75 - 0.3V/600) - RGB input.
RGB output of all the functions displayed on the LCD.
Video Base Band Output
(for the SAT frequency range)
1 V - 75W into 5 pole connector with/without de-emphasis.
RS 232 Serial Port
(9 pole female D connector) for external data exchange
(PC - printers - modem).
Data Logger
Logging Capacity
1700 entries for a single program without GPS data.
45 entries for 100 programs with GPS data.
Power Supply
Vac From 90 to 260 V 50/60 Hz .
Power consumption 70 W.
Internal Vdc
By means of one 12 V / 3.8 Ah Ni-MH battery (standard accessory) plus
a spare battery of the same type (supplied on request).
Duration approx. 1 hr.20 min. (depending on services performed) for each battery.
Battery Charger
Built-in, automatic. Approx. 10 hr. recharge time.
Recharge is carried out with the instrument on stand-by.
Battery Indicators Low Battery, Battery Charger On, Battery Status monitoring.
External Vdc From 11.5 V to 15.5 V/ 5 A max .
Mechanical
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 135 x 305 x 325 mm.
Weight
7 kg (with full options and battery ftted).
8 kg (complete with carrying case and accessories).
Presentation
Elite nylon-like carrying bag with accessories compartment,
spare pockets and straps for easy transport.
Ambient
Calibration Temperature
The accuracies specifed refer to an ambient temperature of 23C 5C.
Typical thermal drift is 0.2 dB/C.
Operating Temperature From 5C to +40C.
Max. Operating Altitude 2000 m.
Relative Humidity 80% for temperatures up to 31C (50% linear reduction at 40C).
Storage Temperature From -10C to + 60C.
Special Features:
50 input impedance.
2.230 MHz in SAT band.
Other analogue TV-standards upon request.
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3.1. OPTIONS
QPSK BER-MER card.
QAM BER-MER card.
OFDM BER-MER card.
MPEG card (or NIT, as an alternative).
Constellation module for OFDM, QAM and QPSK modulated signals.
Internal White Noise Generator NG 96A
Internal Printer STP 500
Internal GPS 03 GPS module
3.2. ACCESSORIES
3.3.Standard Accessories
1 Elite nylon-like carrying case.
1 Power supply cable C84
1 BNC/IEC Adapter- P80
1 BNC/F Adapter - P83
1 External Dc power supply plug.
1 Battery fuse 5.00 AT.
1 Ni-MH 3.8 Ah battery.
1Operators Manual
If the STP 500 printer is ftted:
1 Roll of Paper.
1 Ink Ribbon.
1 3.15 AT Fuse.
3.4. Accessories upon request
Second 12V 3.8 Ah Ni-MH battery.
Roll of paper(57 mm, 40 mm)
Inked ribbon
3.5. AUXILIARY INSTRUMENTS
Refectometer P 257/75
External White Noise Generator NG 754
Refectometer bridge with built-in noise generator P139
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Figure 1
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Figure 2
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4 CONTROLS, CONNECTIONS AND INDICATORS


Notes:
A small square near the wording of a key means that keeping it pressed for a few seconds, a
menu will be engaged. To exit from the menu press the same selection key.
Two black dots near the wording of a key indicate that the function may be engaged by
pressing it twice in rapid sequence .
The symbol near the wording of a key means that the function may be engaged by keeping
the key pressed for a few seconds.
If an item of the menu is preceded by an asterisk it means that, if selected, it will enable a
complex function and not just the mere setting of a parameter (for example, GPS).
If an item of a menu ends with an arrow it means that, if selected, it will lead to a submenu.
On the front panel:
1. LCD monitor.
2. Relative analogue bargraph scale in dB.
3. MEA C/N. Key to enable the level measurement function. When pressed twice rapidly, the C/
N measurement function is engaged. If the key is kept pressed, its related menu is engaged.
4. DIGI. Key to engage the digital functions.
5. TV TXT. Key to engage the TV function. When pressed twice rapidly, the Teletext is engaged. If
the key is kept pressed, its related TV or TXT menu is engaged.
6. CONT. Indicates that the LNB connected to the instrument draws more than 50 mA current.
7. NG OUT. Noise Generator output connector.
8. ON. Indicates that LNB power supply has been engaged.
9. . Engages volume adjustment by means of the Shaft Encoder. If the key is pressed again,
brightness, colour, contrast, buzzer volume, aural tone and, when the NTSC standard is on, the
HUE adjustment are engaged.
10. SOUND. This key selects the audio subcarrier in the satellite band. In the terrestrial band and
in the presence of stereo signals, both analogue and NICAM, it alternately emits the right or left
channel from the loudspeaker. If the key is kept pressed, its related menu is engaged.
11. . Indicates that the mains voltage is present.
12. LNB. It must be pressed twice in sequence rapidly to turn on power to the LNB. When pressed
a third time, the LNB is turned off.
13. CH. Indicates that the battery is being recharged.
14. VOLT (A). Key to set the LNB voltage by means of the Shaft Encoder. If the key is kept
pressed, its related menu is engaged. If pressed twice in rapid sequence, the current monitor is
enabled
15. DSQ / 22k . This key transmits the current DiSEqC command. If the key is kept pressed, its
related menu is engaged. Pressed twice in rapid sequence, it engages and disengages, in the
fast mode, the 22kHz tone, which, however, is also present on the internal menu.
16. LO. This key selects the transponder frequency tuning in satellite mode. If kept pressed, the
local oscillator frequency setting menu is enabled.
17. Alphanumeric LCD readout,16x2.
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a Tuning frequency. A small square on the right of the number indicates that the frequency is close,
but not exactly the same as the frequency of one of the TV channels of the current table (the
square is located on the bottom if the frequency is lower than the channel, on top if it is higher).
b TV channel corresponding to the tuning frequency.
c Level.
d Program.
e Spectrum expansion range and level indicator.
f Measurement bandwidth (w=wide, n=narrow, k=ultra narrow).
g Demodulator enabled.
h Audio satellite subcarrier frequency selected.
i Video flter insertion indicator in spectrum analyzer mode.
j LNB voltage (not necessarily applied) or mA current monitor.
k 22kHz tone insertion indicator.
l dB input attenuation in manual, A = automatic.
18. Shaft Encoder. Knob to adjust tuning and all other continuously and step adjustable (up and
down) controls.
19. RF IN. Input connector.
20. - RST. Key to shift the cursor to the right during the setting of frequency (for fne and coarse
tuning) and other data. If the key is kept pressed, the instrument is reset.
21. PWR. ON/OFF key (to turn off the instrument keep it pressed until a beep is heard. To adjust
the beep volume follow the instructions in chapter 5.5).
22. . Key to shift the cursor to the left during the setting of frequency (for fne and coarse tuning)
and other data.
23. DATA - OUT. If pressed twice, data printout is started; if kept pressed, the print and Data
Logger setting menu is engaged.
24. M- AUTO. Key to reduce input attenuation. When pressed briefy, the manual mode attenuation
is forced.
25. M+. Key to increase input attenuation. It also enforces manual mode attenuation.
26. PR STORE. Key to select the program tuning mode. When pressed twice in rapid sequence,
program storage is started. If kept pressed, the stored program inspection menu is engaged
and changes on the stored programs may be made from this window too.
27. CH FR. Key to alternate frequency and channel tuning modes. If the key is kept pressed, the
channel format selection menu is activated.
28. Alphanumeric keyboard. The key sets programming by letters
as well as the corresponding numbers.
Figure 3
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29. RBW / RNG . Measurement bandwidth selection key. When pressed twice, the frequency band
(C, L, M, H, E, SAT) changes in succession.
30. - MENU. Key for confrmation (ENTER). Recall key for instrument confguration menu. When
pressed twice, it activates the programming menu of the instrument.
31. MKR HOLD. Key to alternate among operating with one marker, two free markers, two markers
with a constant F. When pressed twice, the key alternates the three HOLD operating modes:
minimum, maximum, freeze. If kept pressed, it activates the marker programming menu.
32. SPN+ and SPN -. Keys to program sweep depth. If the key SPN+ is kept pressed, access is
given to its related menu. If the key SPN is pressed twice in rapid sequence the instrument
returns to Full Spectrum in the operative frequency range (FULL ).
33. Spectrum mode level indicator.
34. Frequency reference scale in spectrum analyzer mode.
35. Reference indexes for synch pulse shape.
On the left side:
36. Mains switch.
37. Mains socket.
38. External DC power socket.
39. Indication for GPS antenna connection, located on the right side of the instrument.
40. Standard SCART socket.
41. Auxiliary SCART socket.
42. Demodulated satellite signal Base Band output.
43. RS232 connector for connection to a PC or an external serial printer.
44. A or B manual battery selector.

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NOTE: when performing the above-mentioned operations make sure that the
plastic protections on the battery packs remain intact covering the metal body
of the elements. Any contact between these elements and the chassis could
seriously damage the batteries.
5 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
5.1. PREPARING THE INSTRUMENT FOR USE
5.1.1. Conditioning, adding, replacing the batteries
For safety purposes (due to the possibility that damages may be caused during transport), the
instruments leave our factory with fat batteries. These batteries reach normal operating capacity
after at least three complete charge/discharge cycles. To add a second battery or to replace one:
Remove the instrument from its carrying case and open it following the instructions in Figure 4.
For access to the battery holder follow the instructions in Figure 5.
Add or replace the battery and connect it to the related terminals exclusively following the
indications in Figure 5.
Close the instrument and place it back in its carrying case after ensuring that the insulating
protections have been properly placed.
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Figure 4
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Figure 5
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5.1.2. Power supply


The feld strength meter may be powered in three modes:
1) Directly from the mains. The instrument operates on mains from 90V to 260 V. The protection
fuses are internal and not serviceable.
NOTE If there is an interruption in the fuses, do not replace them; send the instrument back to
the factory for servicing.
Connect the three prong socket of the power cord (C84, a standard accessory), to the mains
socket (37) of the instrument.
Place the slide of the power switch (36) to | , the indicator Ch (13) lights up to confrm the
presence of the mains voltage and the fact that the battery charger is operating.
In these conditions the instrument is set to Stand-by (powered but not operating).
2) By means of an internal battery (to ft a spare battery-optional extra- refer to the illustration in
Figure 5, and chapter 5.1.1).
3) By means of an external Vdc source of power, between 11.5 V and 15.5V; a minimum current of
5 A may be drawn.
The instrument automatically selects the most convenient power supply source: frst mains, then
external, and if neither is available, the internal battery.
If two batteries have been ftted on the meter, it is possible to select either one by means of the
manual switch BATTERY A-B (44).
5.2. TURN ON/OFF
To turn on the instrument keep the key PWR (21) pressed. If powered by mains the LED
(11) will also light up. To turn the instrument off keep the same key pressed for a few extra
seconds.
WARNING: to turn off instruments with batteries it is not enough to use the power switch
O (36) because they would continue to be operative. The meter must be turned off by
pressing the key PWR (21) for a short time. Subsequently, if necessary, activate the
general power switch O (36).
This procedure also guarantees a non volatile storage of the data loaded during the working
session and the automatic recall of the instrument to the same operating mode as that at the time
the instrument was turned off last (see section 5.7).
If the instrument is not used for a period of time exceeding 10 minutes (without pressing any key
at all), it automatically turns off to avoid unnecessary consumption of the battery. To disengage
this automatic turn off device, follow the indications found under AUTO POWER OFF of the menu
activated by pressing the key ENTER (30) twice (see 5.14.1.9).
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5.3 . HOW TO USE THE BATTERY


If mains voltage is present, or the value of the external Vdc power is suffcient, the instrument,
when on Stand-By, recharges the internal battery. If two batteries have been ftted inside, both are
recharged.
Some important notes about battery use are:
We recommend recharging the battery when the instrument is brand new (see section 5.1.1.).
Just before total battery fatness, the warning LOW BATT fashes on the display (17). At this
point, we recommend interrupting the use of the instrument as soon as possible and recharging
the battery. If, instead, the meter is operated for an additional period of time (5 10 minutes
max) the writing BATTERY appears and the instrument turns off.
When the instrument remains inactive for long periods of time, we recommend recharging the
battery at least once a month to avoid self-discharge
We also recommend turning the meter on at least once a month for a few hours also to
recharge the second internal battery that supplies the clock and the memory of the GPS
module (when ftted).
5.3.1. Battery Status
To know the status of the battery charge and thereby the residual operative charge time left, refer
to Battery Status on the main menu (see section 5.14.1.8).
5.4. DEFAULT CONDITIONS
When the meter is turned on, display (17) shows the number of the installed software release for a
few seconds, then the meter automatically sets to the same operating mode as that of the last working
session before it was turned off by means of the key PWR (21) except in the following cases:
For safety reasons, the power supply voltage is always disengaged at the output of the RF IN
(19) connector.
The measurement status of the QPSK , OFDM or QAM digital signals is not recalled.
Each time a key is pressed, to confrm the operation, a short beep is emitted.
The beep, if desired, may be disengaged by recalling the appropriate utility
menu by keeping the key with the volume symbol (9) pressed (see section 5.5).
5.4.1. Reset
To return the instrument to default conditions keep the key RST (20) pressed. This operation
makes it possible to exit from precarious or panic situations (for example following an incorrect
adjustment of analogue controls).
5.5. VOLUME ADJUSTMENT
The volume may be adjusted only on the MEA or TV mode. To do so press the key with the
volume symbol (9) then adjust the volume by means of the Shaft Encoder. Press ENTER (30) to
confrm the adjustment or wait for time out.
5.5.1. Brightness, contrast, colour, hue, buzzer and volume adjustment
Press the Volume control a few times in sequence until the desired adjustment appears. Adjust the
value by means of the Shaft Encoder. Press ENTER (30) to confrm or wait for time out. The hue
is adjustable only in NTSC.
5.6. TUNING
The tuning may be carried out by frequency, channel or program. To select the mode press the
related key: PR (26) for program or CH FR (27) to alternate between channel and frequency
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modes. On the alphanumerical LCD readout the cursor indicates the tuning mode selected.
Regardless of the mode selected, tuning is carried out by means of the Shaft Encoder (18)
or the numerical keyboard (28). If setting the channel or the program, confrm by means
of ENTER (30).
In the terrestrial bands, the readout visualizes the frequency, the channel numbers (if allocated)
and any connected programs, while in the SAT band the frequency and program numbers, if
any, are displayed.
The channel number displayed, with reference to a specifc frequency, depends on the selected
channel format.
The entry of the digits for frequency may be terminated by means of ENTER (30) instead of
the remaining decimals.
To digit satellite frequencies from 900 to 2150 MHz place a zero before the number (for
example, 0934.7).
To compose a channel number lower than ten place a zero before it.
To select the digit to be set by the Shaft Encoder (and then pass from fne to coarse tuning or
vice versa) use the keys or (22 and 20).
To select some channels it may be necessary to digit one or more letters by pressing the
specifc key . (28) which switches from digits to letters. For example, to tune channel S28:
Press . .
Press 7 pqrs four times.
Press 2 (A is displayed).
Press . . A becomes 2.
Press 8.
Press ENTER (30).
For safety reasons, if the Shaft Encoder is used to go below 900 MHz or if the maximum
frequency is reached, the minimum value is reset and the LNB, if on, is turned off .
The TV standard and the channel format are set by means of the related menu (see 5.8.10.1
and 5.8.10.2).
In the satellite band it is possible to alternate the frequency display among 1
st
IF, OL1, OL2 by
means of the key LO (16) (see the following paragraph).
5.6.1. Local oscillator (LO) engaged menu
If the key LO (16) is kept pressed, the list of the four quadruplets of available local oscillators
is displayed.
5.6.1.1. Local oscillator (LO) selection
The majority of LNBs has two or four local oscillators. When working on an installation, it is
necessary to alternately select the higher or the lower frequency. Not all LNBs use the same
frequency couple. The instrument offers four frequency quadruplets.
To select a frequency quadruplet, place the Shaft Encoder on LO ACTIVE GROUP,
press ENTER (30), select the desired group among those listed
by pressing ENTER in sequence.
To program the frequencies, select the desired one by means of the Shaft Encoder and confrm
by means of ENTER. Set by means of the numerical keyboard or the Shaft Encoder, confrm by
means of ENTER.
To exit the menu press LO.
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5.6.1.2. To check the channel format in use


Keeping the key CH FR (27) pressed and will make the alphanumerical display show the current
channel format.
5.7. PROGRAM STORAGE
Remember that the stored programs are also used by the Data Logger.
To store a frequency or channel in one of the 200 available program memory locations:
I. Set the number of the program where the frequency (or channel) is to be allotted.
II. Set the frequency (or channel).
III. Press the key STORE (26) twice.
IV. When storage has been carried out, the indication STO momentarily appears on the
alphanumerical display.
V. Proceed, if desired, with the storage of additional programs.
WARNING if the LNB power supply voltage is inserted when storing, it will also be applied
by the Data Logger and not by the direct recall of a program.
NOTE To store a channel the procedure requires, not only the acquisition of the video / audio
carriers but also that of other parameters such as BW (bandwidth), STD (TV-standard). As a
result, when recalling a stored SAT frequency program, the video and audio are simultaneously
presented; we therefore recommend, each time a SAT channel is to be stored, the desired
audio subcarrier should frst be tuned (See section 5.10.3.).
5.7.1. STORE engaged menu
If the key PR STORE (26) is kept pressed, access is acquired to the inspection/modifcation menu
of the stored programs. Once the operations have been carried out press PR STORE again to exit
the menu.
5.7.1.1. Inspection/modifcation of the stored channels
The monitor displays the table of the program currently stored. The table may be for analogue or
digital, terrestrial or satellite channels.
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PR: 2 ID:NEWS4
FR: 471.25 STD(BG)
CH: 21 (ITALY)
DEM(TV) RBW(w)
LNB OFF 13V 22kHzOFF
C/N (OFF)
A/V (ON)
(KEY-SHAFT) = EDIT
(PR..) = STORE
(PR.) = DELETE
(PR) = EXIT
PR: 12 ID:CULT
FR: 471.25 STD(BG)
CH: 21 (ITALY)
DEM(TV) RBW(w)
LNB OFF 13V 22kHz OFF
DIGI
OFDM
CHBW: 8MHZ
MOD: 64QAM
SPECT:Di
CARR:8K
CODE:2/3
GUARD:1/32
CHBW( 8)
C/N(OFF)
BER(OFF)
(KEY-SHAFT) = EDIT
(PR..) = STORE
(PR.) = DELETE
(PR) = EXIT
Analogue terrestrial channel. Digital terrestrial channel.
PR: 2 ID:MOVI4
FR: 471.25 VP (Ku)
LO: 1IF
DEM(TV) RBW (n)
LNB OFF 23V 22kHz OFF
DS: SW4 OFF LNB 3
AUDIOSAT1 (6.50)
C/N (OFF)
(KEY-SHAFT) = EDIT
(PR..) = STORE
(PR.) = DELETE
(PR) = EXIT
PR: 4 ID: FAS65
FR: 471.25 VP (Ku)
LO: 1IF
DEM(TV) RBW (n)
LNB OFF 23V 22kHz OFF
DIGI
DS: SW4 OFF LNB 3 QPSK
SYM RATE: 27500
CODE: Auto
SPECT: Auto

CHBW(30)
C/N(OFF)
BER(OFF)
(KEY-SHAFT) = EDIT
(PR..) = STORE
(PR.) = DELETE
(PR) = EXIT
Analogue satellite channel. Digital satellite channel.
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For terrestrial channels, on top is the program number, the name given by the operator, the
frequency, the TV-standard, the channel number, the channel format, the type of demodulator, the
measurement bandwidth, the LNB voltage and its eventual engagement.
For satellite channels, the TV-standard is replaced by the video polarity, the channel by the local
oscillator. The channel format is not necessary.
The central part of the screen shows the digital channel reception parameters or the audio
subcarrier frequency as far as analogue satellite channels are concerned. For satellite channels,
both analogue and digital, the DiSEqC command transmitted is also indicated. On the bottom is
the indication of the engagement status of the additional measurements for the Data Logger: C/N,
V/A for analogue channels and the BER for digital channels.
Spin the Shaft Encoder to view the various programs stored.
It is possible to modify the program displayed as follows:
Press ENTER (30), select the desired item by means of the Shaft Encoder.
Press ENTER, change the value by means of the numerical keyboard or the Shaft Encoder.
Press ENTER to confrm.
Other operations possible are:
Storage of the program as shown on the screen by pressing PR STORE (26) twice in rapid
sequence.
Cancel the program displayed by keeping the key PR STORE pressed for a few seconds
selecting SINGLE via shaft encoder, pressing ENTER, selecting YES and, at last, confrming
through ENTER.
Cancel the program displayed by keeping the key PR STORE pressed for a few seconds
selecting ALL via shaft encoder, pressing ENTER, selecting YES and, at last, confrming
through ENTER.
To exit from the function press PR STORE once quickly.
5.8. MEASUREMENT
When the key MEA (3) is pressed access
is given to Measurement functioning mode.
the instrument supplies the following information:
On display (17):
the signal level in numerical format,
in dBV, dBmV, dBm or V.
On the screen (1):
The relative analogue level in the form
of a bargraph with a rule scale (2).
TV picture (partial),
if the TV demodulator has been selected.
TV synch waveform.
In audio:
Acoustic level tone, if required (see 5.8.1.1).
5.8.1. MEA engaged menu
NOTE: some items on this menu
(as, for example, the video flter and the DCP)
will be explained further on in this manual,
in the specifc chapters.
For the access to the menu keep the key MEA C/N (3) pressed. By means of the Shaft Encoder
Integral or simplifed mode
DCP measurement
The power of a digital signal
is distributed in the band occupied by the
channel; an accurate measurement may
be carried out either by a meter with the
same bandwidth as the signal or by a
meter with a lower bandwidth, summing
or integrating the measurements neces-
sary to explore the entire channel. This
requires time in addition to calculations.
The simplifed measurement consists in
carrying out a measurement within the
channel and correcting the value for the
different bandwidths. This method, while
correct, does not take into account level
variations within the channel, therefore it
is potentially less accurate.
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select the desired item and press ENTER (30) to confrm. Once the operations have been
carried out, press the same MEA C/N key to exit.
5.8.1.1. Engaging the aural tone
Press ENTER (30) to alternately engage or disengage it.
The tone becomes increasingly pitchy as the signal level rises. If the input signal exceeds full scale
the tone becomes warbled to indicate that more attenuation is needed to bring the signal back to a
readable length. Since the tone pitch is proportional to signal level (or power), it may conveniently
be used for fne dish or aerial peaking without having to look at the screen.
5.8.1.2. DEM, Demodulator selection
Select the three measurement demodulators as follows:
TV, for video carrier of TV signals (with simultaneous selection of the intercarrier audio mode).
AM, for amplitude modulated carriers.
FM, for frequency modulated carriers.
In all three cases the corresponding audio or level tone indicator is available on the loudspeakers.
5.8.1.3. VIDEO FILTER
To alternately include/exclude the video flter press ENTER (30). The video flter is also used in
the Spectrum or Expanded mode.
5.8.1.4. * SOURCE, Input source selection
Press ENTER (30) to alternately select RF (radio frequency, from 5 MHz to 2150 MHz), IF (38.9
MHz intermediate frequency) or EXT (SCART).
5.8.1.5. UNIT, selection of the unit of measure
Press ENTER (30) to select in sequence dBV, dBm, dBmV, V. The selection is valid for both
analogue and digital signals.
5.8.1.6. DCP INTEGRAL measurement mode
Press ENTER (30) to carry out the integral DCP measurement mode (see box on page 27).
5.8.1.7. DCP PRMT or DCP measuring parameters
Selecting this menu gives access to a submenu with two choices:
DCP SAT CH BW, to select the digital satellite channel bandwidth by means
of the Shaft Encoder.
DCP TER CH BW, to select the digital terrestrial channel bandwidth by means
of the Shaft Encoder.
5.8.1.8. C/N PRMT, C/N measuring parameters
This menu too gives access to a submenu with four items:
SAT ANF (Analogue Noise Frequency). To set the noise reference frequency for satellite band
analogue signal measurements.
SAT DNF (Digital Noise Frequency). To set the noise reference frequency for satellite band
digital signal measurements.
VHF-UHF ANF (Analogue Noise Frequency). To set the noise reference frequency for terrestrial
band analogue signal measurements.
VHF-UHF DNF (Digital Noise Frequency). To set the noise reference frequency for terrestrial
band digital signal measurements.
MODE AUTO (ON) or (OFF). To select the C/N measurement mode between automatic (ON)
and manual (OFF). The selection is made by pressing ENTER (30).
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5.8.1.9. *V/A, Video/Audio ratio measurement


When ENTER (30) is pressed, the video/audio ratio measurement is carried out according to the
TV-standard set. Depending on the TV-standard in use, the stereo carrier may also be measured.
5.8.2. Measurement bandwidth setting
Two bandwidths are available in the terrestrial band: n (100 kHz) and w (1 MHz). Three bands are
available in the satellite bands: k (100 kHz), n (1 MHz), w (4 MHz). The bandwidths are selected
in sequence by means of the key RBW (29). As a rule, we recommend using the wider bandwidth
since it is less critical, unless there is an interference caused by nearby signals (for example in
the TV channels the audio stereo carrier may be measured only in the n band since otherwise
the audio mono carrier would interfere with it). To be sure it would be a good idea to check the
difference in the expanded spectrum mode (see 5.11).
5.8.3. Use of the attenuator
The instrument full scale value is 70 dBV. Beyond this level it is necessary to engage attenuation.
The attenuator goes from 0 to 60 dB in steps, commanded by the keys M+ (25) and M-(24).
When additional attenuation is inserted, the instrument takes it into consideration, and indicates
the real input value. Next to the level measurement (see Figure 3 c) the sign > appears if full scale
is exceeded; in this case attenuation must be increased. If, on the contrary,
the symbol < appears, this means that the level is lower than minimum measurable and the
attenuation should be reduced. The instrument carries out these two operations directly if the
attenuator is on the automatic mode (on the Spectrum Analyzer mode the attenuator is only
manual).
5.8.3.1. 2 or 10dB attenuation steps
When the instrument is used normally, the attenuation varies in 10 dB steps.
In some cases ( control of saturation or critical equalizations) a 2 dB step may be useful.
If so, keep the key M+ (25) pressed until the selected menu appears; the key ENTER (30)
alternates between the 2 and 10 dB steps. Press the key M+ (25) briefy to exit the menu.
NOTE: if the instrument is operating in the 2 dB mode and you switch to the 10 dB mode,
attenuation is rounded to the nearest 10 dB.
5.8.3.2. Manual and automatic attenuation
The operator may choose between the two functioning modes of the attenuator. The keys M+ and
M- (25 and 24) program the manual mode if pressed briefy; the key M-, if kept pressed, programs
the automatic mode. We recommend keeping in mind the following considerations when selecting
either mode:
Use the automatic mode when operating on a preset frequency (stored programs or specifc
channels) which does not require any manual tuning by the operator, because when the
automatic mode is operating, it is more diffcult to fnd the maximum indication and that type of
functioning mode should be avoided. For the same reasons we recommend using the manual
mode when pointing the antenna.
NOTE: As with any receiver, the presence of numerous high level
1
channels in the reception band may
generate spurious signals if the operator does not use the attenuator appropriately. In these
conditions, when carrying out automatic measurements, frequencies might be measured at
unpredictable levels which in reality are not occupied by channels. Special attention should be
given when using the Data Printout (section 5.12), C/N measurement (5.8.7), or Data Logger
(5.12.1.8) functions.
1 As far as saturation is concerned each time the number of same-level-signals is doubled, we get a 3 dB increase in power, e.g., two 90 dBV signals
correspond to one 93 dBV signal, four signals to one 96 dBV signal, eight signals to one 99 dBV signal and so on.
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Use the manual mode when looking for the maximum or minimum level by means of tuning or in other
operations like antenna pointing. Many expert operators prefer to use the attenuator in the
manual mode because it makes level variations more evident.
WARNING:
When measuring pure noise or digital signals, it is important to keep in mind that this type of signal easily
saturates the input stages, therefore it is important to make the following considerations:
As far as possible, the measurement should be carried out by means of the attenuator in the manual mode.
To make sure that the input is not saturated check that the level measurement does not change
drasti cally when the attenuation is changed.
The narrower the measurement bandwidth (w, n, k), the higher the risk of overload
The instrument places an asterisk near the measurement levels printed which could potentially
be affected by an error due to overload.
5.8.4. Level measurement
Connect the signal to be measured to the RF IN (19) input connector.
To establish the unit of measure see 5.8.1.5. Program the demodulator suitable to the type of
signal to be measured, TV for analogue television video carriers, FM for Frequency Modulated
carriers, AM for Amplitude Modulated carriers).
5.8.5. Synch pulse
The horizontal synch pulse appears on the left side of the screen in the measurement mode
as on any oscilloscope. Very important information may be obtained by observing it, especially
in the terrestrial band. For example, a reduction in the pulse implies the beginning of a certain
compression in the headend power amps, whereas a reduction/increase of the colour burst means
that the amplifer of the observed channel is not correctly calibrated.
5.8.6. DCP, Digital Channel Power
It is possible to carry out the exact DCP measurement, integrating all the energy of the digital
channel (see 5.8.6.1 for more), or an estimated measurement based on calculation (see 5.8.6.2.
for more). The integrated measurement is very accurate, while the estimated one is faster.
The digital signals may be equated to noise with respect to the level measurement, and for this
reason we recommend keeping in mind the considerations in Chap 5.8.3.2.
WARNING:
input voltages higher than the maximum limit: 100 V DC or 5 Vpp
may damage the instrument.
Do not apply continuous voltage to the input when the LNB is supplied.
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5.8.6.1. DCP, Integral measurement


To start the measurement press ENTER (30). The instrument carries out the measurement for the
tuned channel based on the parameters set under 5.8.1.7. (which see). The result is shown directly on
the menu display.
5.8.6.2. DCP, Estimated measurement
Setting one of the two markers as digital allows the instrument to directly carry out the conversion
and show the DCP reading on the LCD readout (17) based on the set bandwidth (see 5.8.1.7).
5.8.7. Carrier/Noise ratio measurement
The Carrier/Noise (C/N) ratio measurement is carried out by the instrument in different ways, according
to the terrestrial or satellite band and the analogue or digital signal. Theoretically, the noise measurement
should be carried out by turning off the carrier; however, since this is out of the operators control; a
nearby frequency can be selected as long as it is carrier free. This frequency is set in the menu shown
once MEA C/N (3) is pressed (see 5.8.1.8 for details). The measurement may be started in Spectrum
Analyzer or Measurement mode by pressing MEA C/N twice rapidly. The measurement is carried out
automatically or manually according to the selection made in the menu MEA, submenu C/N PRMT
(see section 5.8.1.8). If the previous setting selected was manual, it is necessary to frst recall the
measurement and then select the Noise frequency. The instrument eases the search for the optimal point
while remaining on (or passing to) the panoramic mode. Once the Noise frequency has been set, press
ENTER (30).
5.8.8. Video satellite polarity
The polarity of the video signal of analogue satellite transmissions may be positive or negative.
This normally depends on the reception band, Ku or C. The polarity is selected in the menu
engaged by the key TV TXT (5) previously described.
5.8.9. Full screen TV-picture
To see the TV channel tuned on the full screen press the key TV TX (5). In this operating mode, the signal
is often better than in the measurement mode because the instrument optimizes the input attenuation
for a perfect picture and exploits the AGC of the tuner ((To accomodate the signal to the on-screen
measuring range, you may fnd you need more attenuation for measurement that what is needed for
best TV-picture in full TV-picture mode). The instrument acts as a normal TV set thereby allowing a true
evaluation of the overall installation response.
5.8.10. TV engaged menu
The menu is engaged by keeping the key TV TXT (5) pressed. Select the item by means of the
Shaft Encoder and engage it by means of the key ENTER (30). Press TV TXT to exit.
5.8.10.1. TV-STANDARD
Select the TV-standard by means of ENTER (30).
5.8.10.2. CH TABLE
Select the channel format by means of the Shaft Encoder and confrm by means of ENTER (30).
5.8.10.3. STD AT PWR ON
Select the TV-standard by the Shaft Encoder at switch-on, then confrm by pressing ENTER (30).
5.8.10.4. SAT VIDEO POLARITY
Select between negative video polarity (normally used in the Ku band) or positive (normally used in
the C band).
5.8.10.5 MONITOR RESET
Press ENTER (30) to set the brightness, colour, contrast to average values.
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5.8.10.6 SOURCE
Select among: RF, IF 38.9 MHz, EXT (from SCART) by means of ENTER (30).
5.8.11. Teletext
Teletext is engaged in the full screen TV mode by pressing the key TV TXT (5) again. In the
TXT mode it is possible to select the page by means of the numeric keys (28) or carry out some
operations by means of the related menu (see 5.8.12).
5.8.12. TV engaged menu in teletext mode
5.8.12.1 STOP
Block the alternation of the of the multiple pages.
5.8.12.2. DOUBLE
To vertically enlarge the picture. When frst enabled it enlarges the upper part, when further
enabled the bottom part is enlarged and the third time normal dimensions are recalled.
5.8.12.3. REVEAL
To display quiz type responses.
5.8.12.4. PAGE 100
To recall page 100, normally used for the index.
5.9. POWER TO, AND CONTROL OF THE LNB
To turn on the LNB press the key LNB OUT (12) twice. To turn it off press the same key once again.
When the LNB has been supplied, the LED ON (8) turns on. When draining exceeds approx. 50 mA,
the LED CONT (6) lights up; if it is not lit, it should be assumed that the downlead cable is interrupted
or that the LNB is disconnected (or broken). If absorption exceeds 500 mA, the protection turns on
confrming it by means of a message on the display, a beep and the turn off of the power supply.
5.9.1. VOLT engaged menu
The menu is activated by keeping the key VOLT (A) (14) pressed. Terminate the operations by
pressing the key VOLT (A) again to exit.
5.9.1.1. Continuous and stepping MODE for powering the LNB
Two modes are available to supply power to the LNB:
STEP. In this case, the voltage changes in discrete values: 0, 5,13, 15, 18 V and, if engaged, 24 V.
Continuous. The voltage varies from 5 to 18 V (24 if engaged) in a quasi continuous mode, i.e.,
in 0.2 V steps.
Press ENTER (30) to alternate between modes.
5.9.1.2. 24 V
If this function is ON, the 24 V step or the range from 5 to 24 V is engaged.
5.9.2. LNB voltage setting
If the power supply mode is STEP (see 5.9.1.1), briefy pressing the key VOLT (A) (14) in sequence
adjusts the voltage according to the described steps; if the mode is Continuous it is possible, after
having briefy pressed VOLT (A), to adjust the voltage by means of the Shaft Encoder.
NOTE: if no load is connected the LNB voltage could decrease very slowly due
to the internal rectifying capacitors.
NOTE: For safety purposes, if tuning exceeds the band limits in the satellite band, the LNB is turned off.
5.9.3. Measurement of the LNB current absorption
Press the key VOLT (A) twice in sequence. The measurement of the current appears on the
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alphanumeric readout instead of the LNB voltage.



5.9.4. DiSEqC
Pressing the key DSQ (15) the two commands as selected from the menu below are alternately
transmitted. The DiSEqC command can only be transmitted if the LNB is powered (even with 0V).
5.9.5. Menu enabled by the key DSQ
Keeping key DSQ (15) pressed access to the main DiSEqC menu can be got, as shown in Figure 6
Figure 6
The above display makes it possible to carry out a number of operations (such as access to submenus)
which will be explained in the following paragraphs, and to select the two commands that can alternately
be sent spinning the shaft encoder in combination with either (22) -the frst command- or (20) -the
second one-.
5.9.5.1 Engaging the 22 kHz tone
Select 22kHz by spinning the shaft encoder. Press ENTER (30) to engage (ON) or disengage (OFF) the 22kHz tone.
NOTE: it is possible to transmit DiSEqC commands even if the 22 kHz tone has been engaged; the
instrument temporarily suspends one while transmitting the other.
NOTE: It is also possible to insert or remove the 22 kHz tone by pressing DSQ (15) twice in rapid
sequence. The alphanumeric display shows whether or not the tone is present, but only if the LNB is on
STEP mode.
5.9.5.2. TONE BURST and DATA BURST
These are preset commands; they cannot be changed.
Press key 0 to send the TONE BURST command, key 1 to send the DATA BURST command (simplifed DiSEqC).
5.9.5.3. DiSEqC selectable commands
These are customer-defned commands among those belonging to the standard DiSEqC 1.1 or 2.0 (see Table
1). Four commands are loaded as default: V Pol, H Pol, 1 LO and h LO.
To modify a command, proceed as follows:
1. Mark the command you wish to modify via shaft encoder. (The means to mark you have
available is the cursor that moves along while spinning the shaft encoder).
2. Press ENTER (30) to access the DiSEqC command table.
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3. By spinning the shaft encoder, place the cursor on the wanted command.
4. Press DSQ (15) to confrm.
To send any of the four command above press its related number from 2 to 5
on the alphanumeric keypad.
NOTE: once the DiSEqC command table has been entered pressing ENTER (30) transmits
directly the selected command.
The last four commands, from USER1 to USER4 in the DiSEqC command table, are made
available to the operator. Each one can be set as follows:
1. Position the cursor on a command by means of the Shaft Encoder, then press ENTER (30).
2. Insert the frst digit, or letter from A to F, by means of the numeric keyboard.
3. Shift by means of the key (20) to the next digit and set all the digits necessary.
Remember that letters beyond F are not accepted and that the numbers inserted must be even.
5.9.5.4. How to use the SCR DISEqC function
To access to SCR function, rotate the shaft encoder and select DISEqC SCR, then press ENTER
(30).
Alternatively, use the numerical keyboard and press 6.
Rotate the shaft encoder to select MONO FEED or DUAL FEED LNB, then press ENTER (30).
From the SCR menu rotate the shaft encoder and choose one of the 4 SCR frequencies on which
you can receive the signal, then press ENTER (30).
1210,00 MHz
1420,00 MHz
1680,00 MHz
2040,00 MHz
Now the instrument is set up in SCR mode. The screen displays the polarization of the active
satellite. If you choose the dual feed mode, the polarization is associated to satellite 1 or 2.
To set up satellite and/or polarization press the VOLT key (14) and select, on the screen, one of
the following options:
For mono feed LNB:
- POL V (vertical polarization)
- POL H (horizontal polarization)
For dual feed LNB
- SAT1 POL V
- SAT1 POL H
- SAT 2 - POL V;
- SAT 2 - POL H.
In SCR mode the instrument can be used as follows:
1) Set up the transponder frequency (and not the 1IF frequency) using numeric keys (ex.
11766 MHz) and press ENTER (30) when the sequence is completed.
2) Alternatively, rotate the shaft encoder to obtain frequency variations (0.1 MHz or 4.0 MHz)
using left arrow (20) or right arrow (22). If you use the shaft encoder to change the frequency its
not necessary to press ENTER to confrm the inserted parameter.
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Also in SCR mode, the functions below are always active:


- SPN+, SPN- : increases/decreases the signal expansion
- ATT+, ATT- : increases/decreases the attenuation cells
- MKR : modifes the setting of the marker and choose between
ANALOGICAL (level) or DIGITAL (DCP)
- LNB : activates (double-click) or deactivates (single click) the 13 volts supply
to the LNB SCR
- TV : displays analogical or digital (only with MPEG2) images
- MEA : toggles the MISURA mode
- DIGI : activates the QPSK card and its frame in order
to analyse the quality of the digital satellite signal and its BER, PVBER,
MER parameters and much more, as it was a normal analysis of the
digital satellite signal. Therefore it is possible to activate the MPEG2
card to download the NIT and to display free digital images.
- DSQ : deactivates SCR function, with a single click, and goes back to the
previous screen
5.9.5.5. DiSEqC 1.2. STEERABLE DISHES
It is possible to send commands to steer a dish via a motor attached to it.
To get access to the MOTOR submenu:
1. Mark MOTOR via the shaft encoder
2. Press ENTER (30).
As an alternative, the submenu can be accessed simply by pressing key 7.
The available operating commands are as follows:
STOP MOTOR. Stops the motor and, therefore, the dish steering.
Press 0 on the alphanumeric keypad.
START MOTOR EAST. Starts dish steering towards east.
Press 1 on the alphanumeric keypad.
START MOTOR WEST. Starts dish steering towards east.
Press 2 on the alphanumeric keypad.
DISABLE LIMITS. Disengage the set steering limits towards both EAST and WEST.
Press 3 on the alphanumeric keypad.
SET EAST LIMIT. Allows a steering limit towards EAST to be set to the dish. Pressing key 1 steers
the dish towards EAST, pressing 0 stops the dish at the desired limit, pressing 4 stores that limit.
SET WST LIMIT. Allows a steering limit towards WEST to be set to the dish.
Pressing key 2 steers the dish towards WEST, pressing 0 stops the dish at the desired limit,
pressing 5 stores that limit.
STORE MTR SAT POS. Pressing key 6 allows the dish position to be stored inside the motor
setting locations. Before pressing key 6, select the setting location of the motor where you wish to
store the dish position, as follows:
1. Mark STORE MTR SAT POS via the shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30).
3. Mark the desired motor setting location via the shaft encoder.
4. Press DSQ (15) to confrm.
RECALL MTR SAT POS. Pressing key 7 allows any of the stored dish positions to be recalled.
Before pressing key 7, select the motor setting location to recall the dish position from, as follows:
1. Mark RECALL MTR SAT POS via the shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30).
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3. Mark the desired motor setting location via the shaft encoder.
4. Press DSQ (15) to confrm.
START EAST TO. Pressing key 8 allows the dish to be steered towards EAST for a certain time
or certain steps (regardless of the motor features).
If TIME mode has been set, an arrow will be shown close to the letter T; likewise, the letter S
will have an arrow shown close to it if STEP mode has been set. Before pressing key 8, set the
seconds the dish should be steered for (TIME mode) or the number of steps to steer the dish for
(STEP mode), as follows:
1. Mark START EAST TO via the shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30). If the cursor is not on the desired line (TIME or STEP)
press ENTER (30) again.
3. Spin the shaft encoder in order to set the desired TIME (from 1 to 99 seconds) or STEP (from
step 1 to 99).
4. Press DSQ (15) to confrm.
START WEST TO. Pressing key 9 allows the dish to be steered towards WEST for a certain time
or certain steps (regardless of the motor features).
If TIME has been set, an arrow will be shown close to the letter T; likewise, the letter S will have
an arrow shown close to it if STEP has been set. Before pressing key 9, set the seconds the dish
should be steered for (TIME mode) or the number of steps to steer the dish for (STEP mode),
as follows:
1. Mark START WEST TO via the shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30). If the cursor is not on the desired line (TIME or STEP)
press ENTER (30) again.
3. Spin the shaft encoder in order to set the desired TIME (from 1 to 99 seconds)
or STEP (from step 1 to 99).
4. Press DSQ (15) to confrm.
RECALCULATE SAT POSITION. All sat positions stored inside any of the motor setting location
can be recalculated simply by pressing the decimal point key.
RESET. Pressing RST (20) key the dish returns to 0 position
5.9.5.6. RX modality, DiSEqC analyzer
In this modality the instrument operates as analyser of external DiSEqC commands.
To access this modality:
1. Mark RX MODE via shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30).
As an alternative, the modality can be accessed simply by pressing key 8.
The operations that can be carried out are as follows:
RECEIVING TRIGGER. Pressing ENTER (30) engages or disengages the DiSEqC command
analyser. Up to six commands are listed on the top part of the display. Should the incoming
commands be more than six, the frst to be received are lost.
RETRANSMIT. Pressing ENTER (30) allows the instrument to transmit the commands just
received.
DATA OUT. Pressing ENTER (30) allows the instrument to send the received commands to an
output device (printer or serial)
CLEAR ALL. Pressing ENTER (30) allows the received commands to be cancelled.
STORE INTO SEQUENCE 9. Pressing ENTER (30) allows the commands received to be
saved in SEQUENCE modality location 9 (see 5.9.5.7.)
RECALL RX SEQUENCE 9. Pressing ENTER (30) allows the commands saved in SEQUENCE
modality location 9 to be recalled (see 5.9.5.7.).
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5.9.5.7 DiSEqC COMMAND SEQUENCE


The Sequence modality allows up to 10 six-DiSEqC command sequences to be created. It is
meant to be of help when sending composite commands or a sequence of simple commands (for
example, to drive a series of distribution switches).
To access this modality proceed as follows:
1. Mark SEQUENCE via shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30).
As an alternative, the modality can be accessed simply by pressing key 9.
To modify a sequence proceed as follows:
1. Mark the sequence you wish to modify via shaft encoder.
2. Press ENTER (30) to enter the sequence.
3. Mark the command you wish to modify using keys (22) or (20), then mark the command-
related number via shaft encoder (see Table 1).
If you cannot remember the number related to the command you wish to modify, pressing
ENTER (30) enters the command table for you to retrieve it. To exit the table press DSQ (15).
4. If you wish to designate the sequence, press DATA (23). Write the name via the alphanumeric
keypad following the editing instructions superimposed on the dislay. To save the name press
ENTER (30), to exit without saving anything press DSQ (15).
5. To exit the modifcation sequence press DSQ (15).
To send a sequence of commands , press its related number on the alphanumeric key.
To send the commands to an output device (printer or serial) press DATA (23) twice in a sequence.
To cancel a single sequence press TV TXT (5) .When SINGLE or ALL appears, select SINGLE via
the shaft encoder, press 8 ENTER.
5.9.5.8 1.1 and 2.0 DiSEqC modality
Pressing the decimal point alternates between modality 1.1 (transmission -or TX- only) and 2.0
(transmission -or TX- and reception -or Rx-).
5.9.6 DiSEqC Table of commands in 1.1 modality
COMMAND NAME DESCRIPTION Index Composition (Hex)
Tone burst Tone burst 00 --
Data burst Data burst 01 --
Power ON Power ON 02 E0 00 03 *
Reset Reset 03 E0 00 00 *
Standby Standby 04 E0 00 02 *
Write N0-10 SW1 OFF, l LO 05 E0 10 38 10 *
Write N0-01 SW1 ON, h LO 06 E0 10 38 01 *
Write N0-02 SW2 OFF, H 07 E0 10 38 02 *
Write N0-20 SW2 ON, V 08 E0 10 38 20 *
Write N0-40 SW3 OFF, LNB 1 09 E0 10 38 40 *
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COMMAND NAME DESCRIPTION Index Composition (Hex)


Write N0-04 SW3 ON, LNB 2 10 E0 10 38 04 *
Write N0-08 SW4 OFF, LNB 3 (Opt off) 11 E0 10 38 08 *
Write N0-80 SW4 ON, LNB 4 (Opt on) 12 E0 10 38 80 *
Write N0-10 SW5 OFF 13 E0 10 39 10 *
Write N0-01 SW5 ON 14 E0 10 39 01 *
Write N0-20 SW6 OFF 15 E0 10 39 20 *
Write N0-02 SW6 ON 16 E0 10 39 02 *
Write N0-40 SW7 OFF 17 E0 10 39 40 *
Write N0-04 SW7 ON 18 E0 10 39 04 *
Write N0-80 SW8 OFF 19 E0 10 39 80 *
Write N0-08 SW8 ON 20 E0 10 39 08 *
Set Lo l LO 24 E0 10 20 *
Set VR V Pol 25 E0 10 21 *
Set Pos A Sat Po A 26 E0 10 22 *
Set S0A SW Opt A 27 E0 10 23 *
Set Hi h LO 28 E0 10 24 *
Set HL H Pol 29 E0 10 25 *
Set Pos B Sat Po B 30 E0 10 26 *
Set S0B SW Opt B 31 E0 10 27 *
Set S1A Sel SW1 in A 32 E0 10 28 *
Set S2A Sel SW2 in A 33 E0 10 29 *
Set S3A Sel SW3 in A 34 E0 10 2A *
Set S4A Sel SW4 in A 35 E0 10 2B *
Set S1B Sel SW1 in B 36 E0 10 2C *
Set S2B Sel SW2 in B 37 E0 10 2D *
Set S3B Sel SW3 in B 38 E0 10 2E *
Set S4B Sel SW4 in B 39 E0 10 2F *
Write N0-F0 Po 1 V l LO 40 E0 10 38 F0 *
Write N0-F1 Po 1 V h LO 41 E0 10 38 F1 *
Write N0-F2 Po 1 H l LO 42 E0 10 38 F2 *
Write N0-F3 Po 1 H h LO 42 E0 10 38 F3 *
Write N0-F4 Po 2 V l LO 44 E0 10 38 F4 *
Write N0-F5 Po 2 V h LO 45 E0 10 38 F5 *
Write N0-F6 Po 2 H l LO 46 E0 10 38 F6 *
Write N0-F7 Po 2 H h LO 47 E0 10 38 F7 *
Write N0-F8 Po 3 V l LO 48 E0 10 38 F8 *
Write N0-F9 Po 3 V h LO 49 E0 10 38 F9 *
Write N0-FA Po 3 H l LO 50 E0 10 38 FA *
Write N0-FB Po 3 H h LO 51 E0 10 38 FB *
Write N0-FC Po 4 V l LO 52 E0 10 38 FC *
Write N0-FD Po 4 V h LO 53 E0 10 38 FD *
Write N0-FE Po 4 H l LO 54 E0 10 38 FE *
Write N1-FF Po 4 H h LO 55 E0 10 38 FF *
Write N1-F0 Po 1 V l LO 56 E0 10 39 F0 *
Write N1-F1 Po 1 V h LO 57 E0 10 39 F1 *
Write N1-F2 Po 1 H l LO 58 E0 10 39 F2 *
Write N1-F3 Po 1 H h LO 59 E0 10 39 F3 *
Write N1-F4 Po 2 V l LO 60 E0 10 39 F4 *
Write N1-F5 Po 2 V h LO 61 E0 10 39 F5 *
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COMMAND NAME DESCRIPTION Index Composition (Hex)


Write N1-F6 Po 2 H l LO 62 E0 10 39 F6 *
Write N1-F7 Po 2 H h LO 63 E0 10 39 F7 *
Write N1-F8 Po 3 V l LO 64 E0 10 39 F8 *
Write N1-F9 Po 3 V h LO 65 E0 10 39 F9 *
Write N1-FA Po 3 H l LO 66 E0 10 39 FA *
Write N1-FB Po 3 H h LO 67 E0 10 39 FB *
Write N1-FC Po 4 - V l LO 68 E0 10 39 FC *
Write N1-FD Po 4 - V h LO 69 E0 10 39 FD *
Write N1-FE Po 4 - H l LO 70 E0 10 39 FE *
Write N1 FF Po 4 - H h LO 71 E0 10 39 FF *
USER1 72 XXXXXXXX
USER2 73 XXXXXXXX
USER3 74 XXXXXXXX
USER5 75 XXXXXXXX
* NOTE in the 2.0 modality the initial E0 Byte becomes E2.
Legenda:
COMMAND NAME Name assigned to the command by the DiSEqC protocol.
Index Progressive number associated to the command.
Composition (Hex) Hexadecimal value of the bytes the transmitted message consists of.
SW Switch.
Po Position.
h LO High Local Oscillator frequency.
l LO Low Local Oscillator frequency.
Pol Polarization.
H Horizontal polarization
V Vertical polarization.
Opt Option.
Sel Select.
5.9.7. LNB and Data Logger
NOTE: power to the LNB normally is not reset when leaving the satellite band and then returning to it or if
a program is stored when power is on and then it is recalled. Power may, however, be necessary during
data logging: for this requirement see its related section 5.7 on storing.
5.10. SOUND
5.10.1 Sound for terrestrial signals
The instrument is equipped with three audio demodulators. The selection is automatically made by the
instrument in connection with the type of measuring demodulator (see 5.8.1.2):
TV for TV signals, the associated audio subcarrier frequency (5.5-6-6.5 MHz) and the type of
modulation, normally FM and AM for the L standard, are automatically selected according to
the set TV-standard.
FM for frequency modulated carriers (for example, FM radio stations) FM demodulator.
AM for amplitude modulated carriers (for example, a remote control) AM demodulator.
5.10.2 Stereo
By default the analogue stereo decoder is engaged; to engage the NICAM decoder press the key
SOUND (10) twice quickly. The activation of the NICAM decoder is indicated on the 16x2 LCD
readout. Both decoders automatically recognize the presence of the corresponding stereo carriers.
For analogue stereo briefy press the key SOUND (10) to alternately hear the right/left channel and
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mono (or language 1 and language 2) on the loudspeaker.


For NICAM stereo the same key alternates the various modes available. The NICAM signal BER is
displayed on the TV screen.
5.10.3 Sound for satellite signals
The carrier emitted by satellites includes not only the FM modulated video frequency but also
various audio subcarriers which are also frequency modulated.
They cover a frequency range from 5.5 MHz to 9.77 MHz and for each TV channel there may be
more than one (for stereo transmissions, multilingual, digital data, etc.) and a separate tuning then
becomes necessary.
Briefy pressing the key SOUND (10) the various subcarriers available are selected in sequence.
The following menu makes it possible to carry out the desired settings on the subcarriers.
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5.10.4. SOUND engaged menu


5.10.4.1. USER SUBCARRIERS
To freely set four audio subcarriers which will be placed after the pre-set standard production
ones, proceed as follows:
From the menu SOUND select the item USER SOUND > and press ENTER (30).
Select one of the four subcarriers to be set and press ENTER.
By means of the alphanumeric keyboard digit the desired frequency. As an alternative, the
Shaft Encoder may be used, but in this case it is necessary to confrm the setting by means of
ENTER.
5.10.4.2. SUBCARRIER BANDWIDTH
Select the subcarrier bandwidth. The values available are: narrow (for stereo channels), medium
(for normal mono channels), wide (for over-modulated channels) extra wide (for channels with
exceptionally high deviation).
5.10.4.3. DEEMPHASIS
Select the type of deemphasis. The values available are: Flat, j17, 50s, 75s. To set:
From the menu SOUND select DEEMPHASIS > and press ENTER (30).
Select the desired deemphasis by means of the Shaft Encoder and press ENTER.
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Level and measurement bandwidth


For analogue signals, the level measured
does not depend on the measured band-
width of the meter. For digital signals, on
the contrary, the measurement depends
on both the band of the meter and that
of the channel; the level indicated in cor-
respondence with the marker, therefore,
must be corrected on the basis of the band
used (W, wide or N, narrow) as well as
the one occupied by the channel. While
the correction of the measurement band is
carried out by the instrument itself, in order
to obtain a reliable measurement the user
must indicate the channel band. If it is not
known, it may be deduced, in the EXPan-
ded mode, as the frequency distance
between the two points to the ends of the
channel where the level has decreased
by three dBs.
5.11. SPECTRUM ANALYZER
To set the instrument as a spectrum analyzer press the key SPN (32). Partial and total analysis
may be carried out on all terrestrial TV bands (C-L-M-H) and SAT.
To change the band use the menu engaged by SPN+ (see 5.11.3.1). To analyze any size portion
of the band selected use the keys SPN+ and SPN- (32). In the terrestrial bands press SPN+ to
increase the band to analyse up to Full (E), where the display of the entire spectrum from 45
to 890 MHz can be viewed in one shot (quasi real time). Pushing DATA (23) twice while in this
operational mode makes it possible to print through the output device the extended spectrum
which is displayed on the monitor.
Two accurate markers are available (with different colours) that may be positioned throughout the
entire frequency range (with PLL synthesis), in addition a raster of horizontal lines may be included
or excluded (see 5.11.3.6).
In any point of the spectrum the frequency may be accurately measured, positioning the marker by
means of the numeric keyboard or the Shaft Encoder as for tuning.
NOTE: The alphanumeric readout shows the level of the signal in correspondence with the
marker in use, but for maximum accuracy it is necessary to pass to the measurement mode,
since in spectrum different circuit time-constants are inserted which could alter the accuracy.
5.11.1. Use of the markers
Press the key MKR (31) to enable a second marker (colour yellow) which may also (while the frst
one remains unchanged) be positioned on any point of the entire spectrum of the band selected.
Display (1) will indicate, in addition to the absolute levels, both the frequency difference and the
level difference between the frst and second marker. A + appears if the frequency of the
secondary yellow marker is higher than that of the main red one, for example to mark an audio
subcarrier. By pressing it again the frequency remains unchanged and both markers move
together. If pressed again, the marker are once again superimposed.
5.11.2. Menu enabled by the key MKR
5.11.2.1. MK1
To alternate between the analogue (A)
and digital (D) signal marker.
5.11.2.2. MK2
To alternate between the analogue (A)
and digital (D) signal marker.
5.11.2.3. HOLD
It alternates among FREEZE (still frame picture),
MIN HOLD (it holds the minimum value among
the various analysis sweeps) and MAX HOLD
(it holds the maximum value of the different sweeps).
Each function at a time can be selected
and this is engaged or disengaged by pressing
the key MKR twice in sequence.
During FREEZE, MAX HOLD and MIN HOLD the display is no longer in real time; besides, the
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band coverage may vary slightly with respect to the real time spectrum function SPN itself.
Pressing DATA (23) twice in MIN HOLD and MAX HOLD mode allows printing of whatever is being
displayed on the monitor through the output device..
5.11.3. SPN+ enabled menu
Keep the key SPN+ (32) pressed to enable the related menu:
5.11.3.1 RANGE
Selction of the frequency band among the six available:
C 5 65 MHz.
L 45 156 MHz
M 156 454 MHz
H 454 900 MHz
SAT 900 2150 MHz
The bands may be changed by pressing ENTER (30).
5.11.3.2. DEM, Demodulator
The type of demodulator used for the level measurement (audio does not function in the spectrum
mode): TV, FM, AM. They are the same demodulators used in the measurement mode. The
selection is made by means of ENTER (30).
5.11.3.3. VIDEO FILTER
Insertion (ON) or exclusion (OFF) of the video flter. The video flter reduces the noise overlapping
the spectrum contour, but it must be used with extreme caution because it could introduce
distortion when displaying large frequency bands with reduced measurement bandwidths. Switch
by means of the key ENTER (30).
5.11.3.4. OSD, On Screen Display
Press the key ENTER (30). to alternate the two types of OSD (On Screen Display):
Solid, with a background.
Transparent, without a background.
5.11.3.5. SPECTRUM GRID
Engages/disengages the reference level grid on the screen.
5.11.3.6. SPECTRUM SCALE
Alternates between the 5 dB and 10 dB grids.
5.11.3.7. Setting LEV IND, level indicator
Press ENTER (30). to alternate between indicator engaged (ON) and disengaged (OFF).
5.11.3.8. Setting LEV INDIC MODE
Press ENTER (30). to alternate between the amplitude analogue bargraph LEV @ MKR (33) on
the right side of the screen (BAR) and the horizontal amplitude line coinciding with the frequency
marker intersection (LINE).
5.11.3.9. DCP INTEGRAL
This function is described under section 5.8.1.6 and box on page 27, which see.
5.11.3.10 DCP PRMT or DCP paramers
This function is described under section 5.8.1.7, which see
5.12. DATA PRINTOUT
The following may be printed: date and time of the measurement, the installers data, the
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For optimal data printing refer to the note in section 5.8.3.2 in connection
with cases where there are strong signals in the band.
frequency and channel, the C/N and V/A ratios, the level and, according to the settings carried out
in the specifc menu (see 5.12.1), a specifc group of measurements in a print plan. With the same
menu it is possible to select between tabulated data printout in a numerical or histogram format.
Figure 7
5.12.1. DATA engaged menu
5.12.1.1. OUTPUT TO
Selection of the printing device: EXT PRNT (external printer), or PC (Personal Computer) by
pressing ENTER (30).
5.12.1.2. PAPER FEED
Enabled by pressing the key ENTER (30).
5.12.1.3. PRINTER MODE
Selection of the type of print: LIST (list of numerical values) or HISTOGRAM (histogram) (Figure 7
as an example).
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NOTE: a correct graphical printout is guaranteed only when a Unaohm STP165 printer of recent
make is used.
5.12.1.4. ACQUISITION MODE
Select the acquisition mode by means of the key ENTER (30) :
ACTUAL VALUE (current value/s)
SCAN A sequence of nearby channels, programs, frequencies defned in the item SCAN PRMT
of this menu.
5.12.1.5. SCAN PRMT
Selection, by means of the Shaft Encoder, of the type of acquisition scan:
FR, START, STOP, STEP. A series of measurements is carried out from the frequency START
to the frequency STOP with STEP MHz intervals. If this scan is selected, it is possible to
program the frequencies START, STOP, STEP by means of the Shaft Encoder; , (22, 20);
press the key ENTER (30) to shift from one item to another.
CH, START, STOP. A series of measurements is carried out from the channel START to the
channel STOP. If this scan is selected it is possible to program the channels START and STOP
by means of the Shaft Encoder; the two possibilities are alternated by means of the key
ENTER (30).
PR, START, STOP. A series of measurements is carried out from the program START to the
program STOP. If this scan is selected it is possible to set the programs START and STOP
by means of the Shaft Encoder; the two possibilities are alternated
by means of the key ENTER (30).
5.12.1.6. PRINTING LEVEL LIMITS
Setting of the level limits beyond which the data is not printed. Both the maximum and minimum
levels may be programmed from 20 to 130 dBV by means of the numeric keyboard or the Shaft
Encoder. The possibilities are alternated by means of the key ENTER (30).
NOTE: the limits are programmed in dBV even if other measurement units have been
selected for the level measurements
5.12.1.7. * RS232 PRMT
Setting of the communication parameters: BAUD RATE, BIT FORMAT, PARITY and HANDSHAKE.
The parameter is selected by means of the key ENTER (30) and set by means of the Shaft Encoder.
To confrm and exit press the key ENTER (30). The type of Handshake, if engaged, is Xon/Xoff.
5.12.1.8. * LOGGER
Gives access to the Data Logger functions, described in the following chapter.
5.13. Data Logger
The instrument offers the possibility of carrying out and storing, by means of a direct command or at pre-
set times set by a timer, a series of previously programmed level measurements. The measurements
are selected among the stored programs. The results may be recalled on the display of the instrument
or, via RS232, to an external printer, a modem, or a personal computer. Printout is preceded by a
heading including the installers logo, date and time of the operation, program, frequency, channel, level
and, if programmed during the storage phase, also the V/A ratio. The Data Logger storage capacity is
approximately 1700 entries for a single program.
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5.13.1. LOGGER engaged menu


5.13.1.1. TIMER, enable/disable timer logging
Press ENTER (30) to alternately engage (ON) / disengage (OFF) the timer for logging.
5.13.1.2. TIMER SET
The screen frst shows the sequence of the programmed measurements in chronological order
(see Figure 8). In correspondence with each timer, on the right, the status is indicated: FREE if it
may be programmed, ENABLED, DISABLED respectively if it has been engaged or disengaged,
DONE if an acquisition has already been engaged, ABORTED if it has not been possible to carry
out the measurement when engaged or if it has been set for a time already elapsed.
The cursor is in correspondence with timer 1; it may be shifted to the other timers by means of
the Shaft Encoder.
By pressing ENTER, the cursor shifts in sequence to the year, month, hour, minute. In each
of these positions it is possible to vary the setting by means of the Shaft Encoder. Each time a
timer has been successfully set, it is automatically returned to the list in chronological order.
To cancel a programmed timer keep the key DATA (23) pressed.
To exit from the function press the key DATA briefy.
On the bottom of the screen there is always a help option for the commands.
As for the timed turn on modality keep the following in mind:
If the instrument is not equipped with a battery for operation, it must naturally be connected to
mains and the mains switch must be on the ON position (the clock works autonomously thanks
to a special battery).
If the instrument is equipped with a battery it will turn on in any case, then:
if the operator intends to use the instrument as a battery driven Data Logger, make sure it has
suffcient autonomy for all the programmed measurements.
if the operator intends to power the instrument by mains, make sure it is connected and the
mains switch is on the ON position (make sure that the LEDS (11) and Ch (13) are lit).
5.13.1.3. GPS LOCATION
It allows alternately engaging (ON) or disengaging (OFF) the geographic position of the
instrument, as well as its speed, in the Logger acquisition.
For how to use the GPS refer to the separate Options Manual of the instrument.
5.13.1.4. LOGGER STATUS TABLE, setting of the programs to be acquired
At frst the screen shows the list of the measurement positions, from 00 to 99. Each position
occupies a line. If, in addition to the number, the frequency or channel appears, this means that
a program has been associated with the position.
The positions with the writing ON in the column STATUS have already been enabled for logging.
By means of the Shaft Encoder it is possible to scroll the positions.
The keys and (22 and 20) make it possible to scroll the positions in steps of one or ten.
To engage/disengage the position indicated by the cursor, press the key ENTER briefy, set
ON by means of the Shaft Encoder, press the key ENTER, set the program by means of the
Shaft Encoder, press ENTER.
To view the program indicated by the cursor, keep the key PR (26) pressed until the related
window is shown. The program may also be edited by following the instructions in section 5.7.1.1.
To cancel the position indicated by the cursor, keep DATA pressed until SINGLE or ALL
is shown, select SINGLE via the shaft encoder, press ENTER, select YES, then confrm
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through ENTER.
To cancel all the table keep DATA pressed until SINGLE or ALL is shown, select ALL via the
shaft encoder, press ENTER, select YES, then confrm through ENTER.
To return to the main menu press the key DATA.
On the bottom of the screen there is always a help option for the commands.
NOTE:
No program will be measured which has been included in the acquisition cycle but not stored.
5.13.1.5. LOGGED DATA, logged data display
At frst the screen shows (see Figure 8) the result of the last acquisition: the program in the column
on the left (preceded by A when analogue; by D when digital), then the frequency, the level and,
if provided for: C/N, V/A mono and stereo, BER, MER, NM, CSI The cursor is positioned on the
top on the left, on the acquisition number. The level, for signals potentially affected by overload, is
preceded by an asterisk (see chap. 5.8.3).
When a GPS option is available and instruments geographic position is included in Logger
acquisition, this position will be displayed.
To change GPS data display by the three possible procedures (see options manual), position the
Shaft Encoder on the second line and press ENTER several times.
To scroll the various acquisitions press ENTER then spin the Shaft Encoder; press DATA
(23) to return to the menu. If an acquisition called for a number of programs higher than those
that may be simultaneously displayed on the screen, the writing MORE DATA appears on the
bottom on the right; the remaining programs will be displayed by pressing the key ENTER
again and spinning the Shaft Encoder again.
To alternately display V/A mono and stereo for analogue signals and BER, MER, NM e CSI for
digital signal, use and keys.
To print the stored data position the Shaft Encoder on DATA OUT and press ENTER. The data
will be transmitted to the device previously selected by means of the DATA menu (see 5.12.1.1).
To cancel the indicated acquisition data position on DELETE by means of the Shaft Encoder
and press ENTER.
To terminate the display and return to the main menu select EXIT by means of the Shaft
Encoder and press ENTER, or simply press DATA (23).
5.13.1.6. DOWNLOAD
The data acquired and stored by the Data Logger is transmitted to the engaged data device
(printer, PC) which has been previously selected by means of the DATA menu (see 5.12.1.1).
5.13.1.7. START MANUAL LOG
The measurements programmed by means of the LOGGER STATUS TABLE menu are carried
out (5.13.1.4) then the instrument returns to the normal operating mode (not logger): and the
alphanumeric readout temporarily shows LOGGING.
5.13.1.8. CLEAR LAST ONE
Cancellation of the last acquisition. By means of the Shaft Encoder select (YES) to confrm the
cancellation or (NO) not to cancel.
5.13.1.9. CLEAR ALL
Cancellation of all acquired data. By means of the Shaft Encoder select (YES) to confrm the
cancellation or (NO) not to cancel.
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LOGGER STATUS TABLE


POS STATUS PR FR CH MODE
00: ON 4 1000.0 - AN SAT
01: ON 5 617.00 39 AN TV
02: OFF 6 616.00 39 QAM
03: OFF 9 - - -
03: OFF 9 - - -
04: OFF 9 - - -
05: OFF 9 - - -
06: OFF 9 - - -
07: OFF 9 - - -
08: OFF 9 - - -
09: OFF 9 - - -
(SHAFT) = UP / DOWN
(DATA.) = DELETE TIMER
< > = LEFT / RIGHT
(ENTER) = SELECT / ENTER
(DATA) = EXIT
< TIMER SET
N DD MM YYYY hr ms STATUS
1: 27/08/2001 15.45 aborted
2: 27/08/2001 15.55 done
3: 27/08/2001 16.30 enabled
4: 27/08/2001 17.20 disabled
5: 27/08/2001 21.30 disabled
6: / / free
7: / / free
8: / / free
9: / / free
10: / / free
(SHAFT) = UP / DOWN
(DATA.) = DELETE TIMER
< > = LEFT / RIGHT
(ENTER) = SELECT / ENTER
(DATA) = EXIT
Example of raport
LOGGED DATA TABLE
--------------------------------------
LOG: 1 27/05/2002 22:37 WON:000001
--------------------------------------
PR FR MHz dBV C/N BER MER
A 1 617.00 24.0
A 2 1000.0 85.4
D 3 511.25 85.2 45 27.4 9.0e-4 24.1
A 4 2104 4 70.5
--------------------------------------
DATA OUT
DELETE
EXIT
Figura 8
Status table Timer
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5.14. MAIN MENU


The Main Menu is engaged by pressing the key MENU (30) twice rapidly. It is used to customize
the operating mode, to set or carry out less frequently performed operations.
Select the desired item by means of the Shaft Encoder and confrm by means of ENTER. To exit
select the item EXIT by means of the Shaft Encoder and press ENTER, or press the key
ENTER twice rapidly.
5.14.1. Functions enabled by the Main Menu
5.14.1.1. * NOISE GENERATOR
To alternately engage (ON) and disengage (OFF) the noise generator (see the Options Manual).
5.14.1.2. * GPS
When the GPS is engaged, the displays related to it and its functions can all be recalled. Note that
some functions are available even if the GPS option has not been ftted.
For the complete GPS operation, see the separate Options Manual.
5.14.1.3. BUZZER
To alternately engage (ON) and disengage (OFF) the tone which confrms that that a key
has been pressed.
5.14.1.4. DATE
To set the current date. The values are set by means of the numeric keyboard or the Shaft
Encoder. The day, month, year are scrolled by means of ENTER or and - (20 and 22).
5.14.1.5. TIME
To set the time. The values are set by means of the numerical keyboard or the Shaft Encoder. The
hour, minutes, seconds are scrolled by means of ENTER or and -.
5.14.1.6. (16X2) LCD CONTRAST
If selected by means of ENTER it adjusts the contrast of the alphanumeric 16x2 readout by
means of the Shaft Encoder.
5.14.1.7. (16X2) LCD BACKLIGHT
Press ENTER to alternately engage (ON) and disengage (OFF) the backlighting of the 16x2
alphanumeric readout.
5.14.1.8. BATTERY STATUS
To show on the alphanumeric readout the charge status of the battery in use (A or B) by means of
a pictorial slab display. It is operative only when AC is not inserted.
5.14.1.9. AUTO POWER OFF
To alternately engage and disengage the automatic turn off of the instrument after about ffteen
minutes of total inactivity during which no key has been pressed (only in battery mode).
5.14.1.10. LOGO EDIT
To set the logo on four lines of 20 alphanumeric characters each. Access is given to a display
containing editing instructions.
5.14.1.11. CONFIGURATION
It lists the software version of the instrument, the list of options ftted and, for some of them, the
specifc software version are shown.
When the key OUT (23) is pressed twice in succession, the data is transmitted to the output
device (internal printer or RS232 port, see chap. 5.12).
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5.14.1.12. PIN, Personal Identifcation Number


This function is similar to the PIN code commonly found in mobile cellular phones. With it, the
instrument can be personalised and made accessible for use to its owner or authorised personnel only.
The PIN code function is disengaged when the unit leaves the factory.
To engage the PIN code function proceed as follows:
Select PIN ACTIVATION from the main menu, then press ENTER.
PIN CHANGE will appear automatically requesting three PIN codes. These can be entered via
the alphanumeric keypad in the following sequence:
1. The old PIN code (or the factory defned PIN, which is 1111, if the unit is PIN activated for
the frst time after leaving the factory).
2. The new PIN, which can consist of four to eight digits max.
3. The new PIN again, to double check the change.
Entering the sequence correctly will activate the PIN on next switch-on of the instrument. If the PIN
code sequence is performed incorrectly a warning, ERROR, will be shown on the monitor and the
instrument will delay switching itself on for some time, the higher the number of times you have
performed the sequence incorrectly the longer the delay.
Once the instrument is switched on, you can always change or disengage the PIN code. Never
forget the old code you wish to change as the old code is always requested as part of the three
code punch-in sequence.
Should you forget your own PIN code, contact the factory After Sales Service
for an unlocking code..
6 AUXILIARY INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
There are two sockets on the left side of the instrument: SCART: STANDARD (40)
and AUX (41), auxiliary.
6.1. STANDARD SCART SOCKET
This socket is to be used for the inter-exchange between video and audio with an external device;
it is then possible to both command an external monitor and receive signals for the feld strength
meter monitor. The selection may be made either by keeping the key TV TXT (5) pressed and
selecting SOURCE - EXT; or by means of contact 8 of the SCART; EXT will appear on the display.
The video output (contact No. 19) may be used, for example, to control the video signal waveform
by means of an oscilloscope.
6.2. AUXILIARY SCART SOCKET
It may be used for connecting an external TV monitor (used as a supplementary monitor) so that
anything which is viewable on the instruments own monitor can be viewed, for example, in bigger
size externally.
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6.2.1. SCART socket connections


6.2.1.1. Standard
1. = Audio B output - (Mono, right stereo channel, independent B channel).
2. = Audio B input - (Mono, right stereo channel, independent B channel).
3. = Audio A output- (Mono, left stereo channel, independent A channel).
4. = Common audio ground.
5. = Blue ground.
6. = Audio A input - (Mono, left stereo channel, independent A channel).
7. = Blue signal input.
8. = Slow switching.
9. = Green ground.
10. = Data interconnection line 2 (not used).
11. = Green signal input.
12. = Data interconnection line 1 (not used).
13. = Red ground.
14. = Data interconnection line common ground.
15. = Red signal input.
16. = Fast switching (cancellation).
17. = Video ground.
18. = Cancellation signal ground.
19. = Video output.
20. = Video input.
21. = Common ground.
6.2.1.2. Auxiliary
1 = Audio B output - (Mono, right stereo channel, independent channel B).
2-6-10-12-14-18-20-21 = Not connected.
4 = Audio ground.
3 = Audio A output - (Mono, left stereo channel, independent channel A).
5 = Blue ground.
7 = Blue signal output.
8 = Slow switching.
9 = Green ground.
11 = Green signal output.
13 = Red ground.
15 = Red signal output.
16 = Fast switching (cancellation).
17 = Video ground.
19 = Composite synch output.
51 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)

External View
6.3. SATELLITE VIDEO BASE BAND OUTPUT
The base band signal is available on the B.B. OUT ( 42) socket as supplied by the demodulator,
therefore without fltering and clamping, also including the audio carriers. The Base Band signal is
normally used by the analogue decoders. Since some of them require deemphasis and others do
not, both are supplied.
6.3.1. Connections
1. Base band without deemphasis.
2. Ground.
3. Base band with deemphasis.
4. Base band without deemphasis.
5. Base band with deemphasis.
6.4 . RS232 SERIAL CONNECTION
By means of the RS232 serial port it is possible to connect the instrument to a Personal Computer,
an external printer (our model STP165), or other devices, including third party printers.
The list of commands that may be carried out and that of the error messages are indicated in the
accessories volume.
6.4.1. Connections
The RS232 connector is located on the side panel of the auxiliary functions (43). Figure 9 shows
the layout of the connector pins, and the connections of the connecting cables to a Personal
Computer or a modem.
1 NC Not connected
2 Rx Data reception. (Direction EP3000EVO PC, printer or modem).
3 Tx Data transmission. (Direction EP3000EVO PC or modem).
4 DTR Data Terminal Ready. (Direction EP3000EVO PC, printer or modem). When this line
is operative the PC, printer or modem informs the EP3000EVO that the two devices are
ready for data exchange.
5 GND Ground.
6 DSR Data Set Ready (Direction EP3000EVO PC, printer or modem). The EP3000EVO
enables this line to inform the PC, printer or modem that it is ready for data exchange.
7 RTS Request To Send. (Direction EP3000EVO PC, printer or modem). The EP3000EVO
waits for this line to be enabled before transmitting the data to the PC, printer or
modem.
8 CTS Clear To Send. (Direction EP3000EVO PC, printer or modem). When this line is
brought to an operative level, it informs the PC that data transmission may initiate.
9 NC Not connected.
NOTE: The apparent contradiction (Rx = Output, etc.) is due to the fact that the instrument is
confgured as DCE (Data Communication Equipment). This is the reason why the connection
cable to the computer is used without inversion.
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 52

6.4.2. Connector
Figure 9
6.4.3. Transmission format
The instrument leaves the factory with the following RS 232 serial port confguration set in the
below indicated mode: Baud Rate 38400, number of bits 8, Stop bits 2, no Parity. The format may
be changed in the menu which has been recalled by keeping the key DATA OUT (23) pressed, at
item RS232 PRMT (see 5.12.1.7).
6.4.4. General notes regarding connections to a Personal Computer
The instrument is confgured as DCE (Data Communication Equipment).
The connection should be carried out in the Full Duplex modality since, if confgured for
connection to a Personal Computer, the instrument supplies an echo of the input data,
character by character.
In case an error is made while keying in the command line it is possible to use the backspace
character backspace.
The command line is carried out on reception of the Carriage Return character (decimal 13,
hexadecimal 0D).
The instrument uses, when connected, the handshake lines RTS and CTS.
A correction check of the command is carried out, but not including any data. For example:
QX27<CR> is refused (the command QX does not exist).
FR4yg.1a<CR> programs an unpredictable frequency.
53 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)

6.4.5. Connection cable


Figure 10
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 54

Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
CCIR VHF Standard B 57 759.25 78 * 120.75
58 767.25 CCIR UHF Standard G 79 * 128.75
E2 48.25 59 775,25 80 * 136.75
E3 55.25 60 783.25 81 * 144.75
E4 62.25 61 791.25 CCIR CABLE 82 * 152.75
E5 175.25 62 799.25 83 * 160.75
E6 182.25 63 807.25 CCIR VHF Standard B 84 * 168.75
E7 189.25 64 815.25 85 * 176.75
E8 196.25 65 823.25 S 01 69.25 86 * 184.75
E9 203.25 66 831.25 S 02 76.25 87 * 192.75
E10 210.25 67 839.25 S 03 83.25 88 * 200.75
E11 217.25 68 847.25 S 1 105.25 89 * 208.75
E12 224.25 69 855.25 S2 112.25 90 * 216.75
70 863.25 S3 119.25 91 * 224.75
CCIR UHF Standard G 71 871.25 S4 126.25 92 * 232.75
72 879.25 S5 133.25 93 * 240.75
21 471.25 73 887.25 S6 140.25 94 * 248.75
22 479.25 74 895.25 S7 147.25 95 * 256.75
23 487.25 S8 154.25 96 * 264.75
24 495.25 S 9 161.25 97 * 272.75
25 503.25 S 10 168.25 98 * 280.75
26 511.25 ITALY S 11 231.25 99 * 288.75
27 519.25 S 12 238.25 100 * 296.75
28 527.25 A 53.75 S 13 245.25
29 535.25 B 62.25 S 14 252.25 * CCETT Channels
30 543.25 C 82.25 S 15 259.25
31 551.25 D 175.25 S 16 266.25
32 559.25 E 183.75 S 17 273.25 FOPTA
33 567.25 F 192.25 S 18 280.25
34 575.25 G 201.25 S 19 287.25 4 175.25
35 583.25 H 210.25 S 20 * 294.25 5 183.25
36 591.25 H1 217.25 S 21 * 303.25 6 191.25
37 599.25 H2 224.25 S 22 * 311.25 7 199.25
38 607.25 S 23 * 319.25 8 207.25
39 615.25 CCIR UHF Standard G S 24 * 327.25 9 215.25
40 623.25 S 25 * 335.25
41 631.25 S 26 * 343.25 CCIR UHF Standard G
42 639.25 S 27 * 351.25
43 647.25 STREAM (ITALY) S 28 * 359.25
44 655.25 S 29 * 367.25 FRANCE
45 663.25 R1 498.15 S 30 * 375.25
46 671.25 R2 506.15 S 31 * 383.25 2 55.75
47 679.25 R3 514.15 S 32 * 391.25 3 60.50
48 687.25 R4 522.15 S 33 * 399.25 4 63.75
49 695.25 R5 530.15 S 34 * 407.25 5 176.00
50 703.25 R6 538.15 S 35 * 415.25 6 184.00
51 711.25 R7 546.15 S 36 * 423.25 7 192.00
52 719.25 R8 554.15 S 37 * 431.25 8 200.00
53 727.25 R9 562.15 S 38 * 439.25 9 208.00
54 735.25 R10 570.15 S 39 * 447.25 10 216.00
55 743.25 R11 578.15 S 40 * 455.25 11 224.00
56 751.25 R12 586.15 S 41 * 463.25
7 CHANNEL TABLES
55 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)

Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
CCIR UHF Standard G SECAM - 4 (8MHz) 10 591.25 K11 217.25
11 603.25 B1 231.25
0 120 12 615.25 B2 255.25
SECAM CCETT (12
MHz)
1 128 13 627.25 B3 263.25
2 136 14 639.25 B4 271.25
2 116.75 3 144 15 651.25 B5 279.25
3 128.75 4 152 16 663.25 B6 287.25
4 140.75 5 160 17 675.25 B7 295.25
5 152.75 6 168 18 687.25 B8 306.25
6 164.75 7 176 19 699.25 B9 314.25
7 176.75 8 184 20 711.25 B10 322.25
8 188.75 9 192 21 723.25 B11 330.25
9 200.75 10 200 22 735.25 B12 338.25
10 212.75 11 208 23 747.25 B13 348.25
11 224.75 12 216 24 759.25 B14 356.25
12 236.75 13 224 25 771.25 B15 364.25
13 248.75 14 232 26 783.25 B16 372.25
14 260.75 15 240 27 795.25 B17 380.25
15 272.75 16 248 28 807.25 B18 388.25
16 284.75 17 256 29 819.25 B19 396.25
17 296.75 18 264 30 831.25
19 272 31 843.25
20 280 B-D-IL-NL1-S-CH
SECAM L (10.5MHz) 21 288
OIRT CCIR VHF Standard B
70 120.75
71 131.25 SECAM 5 (12 MHz) R 1 49.75 S 1 105.25
72 141.75 R 2 59.25 S 2 112.25
73 152.25 0 303.25 R 3 77.25 S 3 119.25
74 161.75 1 315.25 R 4 85.25 S 4 126.25
75 173.25 2 327.25 R 5 93.25 S 5 133.25
76 183.75 3 339.25 R 6 175.25 S 6 140.25
77 194.25 4 351.25 R 7 183.25 S 7 147.25
78 204.75 5 363.25 R 8 191.25 S 8 154.25
79 215.25 6 375.25 R 9 199.25 S 9 161.25
80 225.75 7 387.25 R 10 207.25 S 10 168.25
81 236.25 8 399.25 R 11 215.25 S 11 231.25
82 246.75 9 411.25 R 12 223.25 S 12 238.25
83 257.25 10 423.25 S 13 245.25
84 267.75 11 435.25 CCIR UHF Standard G S 14 252.25
85 278.25 12 447.25 S 15 259.25
86 288.75 13 459.25 S 16 266.25
87 299.25 NL2 (NETHERLAND 2) S 17 273.25
88 309.75 S 18 280.25
89 320.25 SECAM 6 (12 MHz) K 2 48.25 S 19 287.25
90 330.75 K 4 62.25 S 20 294.25
91 341.25 0 471.25 M 1 115.25 S 21 303.25
92 351.75 1 483.25 M 2 123.25 S 22 311.25
93 362.25 2 495.25 M 3 131.25 S 23 319.25
94 372.75 3 507.25 M 4 139.25 S 24 327.25
95 383.25 4 519.25 M 5 147.25 S 25 335.25
96 393.75 5 531.25 M 6 155.25 S 26 343.25
97 404.25 6 543.25 M 7 163.25 S 27 351.25
98 414.75 7 555.25 K 5 175.25 S 28 359.25
99 425.25 8 567.25 K 7 187.25 S 29 367.25
9 579.25 K 9 203.25 S 30 375.25
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 56

Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
S 31 383.25 6 160.00 5 183.25 AUSTRALIA
S 32 391.25 7 168.00 6 191.25 0 46.25
S 33 399.25 8 176.00 7 199.25 1 57.25
S 34 407.25 9 184.00 8 207.25 2 64.25
S 35 415.25 10 192.00 9 215.25 3 86.25
S 36 423.25 11 200.00 10 223.25 4 95.25
S 37 431.25 12 208.00 11 231.25 5 102.25
S 38 439.25 13 216.00 12 247.25 S3 119.25
S 39 447.25 14 224.00 13 255.25 S4 126.25
S 40 455.25 15 232.00 14 263.25 S5 133.25
S 41 463.25 16 240.00 15 271.25 5A 138.25
17 248.00 16 279.25 S6 140.25
CCIR UHF Standard G 18 256.00 17 287.25 S7 147.25
19 264.00 18 295.25 S8 154.25
20 272.00 19 319.25 S9 161.25
IRELAND 21 280.00 20 343.25 S10 168.25
I A 45.75 22 288.00 21 351.25 6 175.25
I B 53.75 23 296.00 22 359.25 7 182.25
I C 61.75 24 304.00 23 367.25 8 189.25
I D 175.25 25 312.00 24 375.25 9 196.25
I E 183.25 26 320.00 25 383.25 9A 203.25
I F 191.25 27 328.00 26 391.25 10 209.25
I G 199.25 28 336.00 27 399.25 11 216.25
I H 207.25 29 344.00 28 415.25 12 224.25
I J 215.25 30 352.00 29 423.25 20 471.25
CCIR UHF Standard G 31 360.00 30 431.25 21 478.25
32 368.00 U 21 471.25 22 485.25
UK0 33 376.00 U 22 479.25 23 492.25
CCIR UHF Standard I 34 384.00 U 23 487.25 24 499.25
35 392.00 U 24 495.25 25 506.25
UK1 36 400.00 U 25 503.25 26 513.25
37 408.00 U 26 511.25 27 520.25
B 1 45.00 38 416.00 U 27 519.25 28 527.25
B 2 51.75 39 424.00 U 28 527.25 29 534.25
B 3 56.75 40 432.00 U 29 535.25 30 541.25
B 4 61.75 41 440.00 U 30 543.25 31 548.25
B 5 66.75 42 448.00 32 555.25
B 6 179.75 43 456.00 33 562.25
B 7 184.75 44 464.00 SOUTH AFRICA 34 569.25
B 8 189.75 45 472.00 35 576.25
B 9 194.75 46 480.00 4 175.25 36 583.25
B 10 199.75 47 488.00 5 183.25 37 590.25
B 11 204.75 48 496.00 6 191.25 38 597.25
B 12 209.75 49 504.00 7 199.25 39 604.25
B 13 214.75 50 512.00 8 207.25 40 611.25
B 14 219.75 51 520.00 9 215.25 41 618.25
52 528.00 10 223.25 42 625.25
57 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)

Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
53 536.00 11 231.25 43 632.25
54 544.00 (12) N.A 44 639.25
45 646.25
46 653.25
1 120.00 47 660.25
2 128.00 A 55.25 48 667.25
3 136.00 2 135.25 49 674.25
4 144.00 3 159.25 50 681.25
5 152.00 4 175.25 51 688.25

52 695.25 USA 56 723.25 USA CABLE
53 702.25 57 729.25
54 709.25 2 55.25 58 735.25 2 2 55.25
55 716.25 3 61.25 59 741.25 3 3 61.25
56 723.25 4 67.25 60 747.25 4 4 67.25
57 730.25 5 77.25 61 753.25 5A 1 73.25
58 737.25 6 83.25 62 759.25 5 5 77.25
59 744.25 7 175.25 63 765.25 6 6 83.25
60 751.25 8 181.25 64 771.25 A-5 95 91.25
61 758.25 9 187.25 65 777.25 A-4 96 97.25
62 765.25 10 193.25 66 783.25 A-3 97 103.25
63 772.25 11 199.25 67 789.25 A-2 98 109.25
64 779.25 12 205.25 68 795.25 A-1 99 115.25
65 786.25 13 211.25 69 801.25 A 14 121.25
66 793.25 14 471.25 70 807.2.5 B 15 127.25
67 800.25 15 477.25 71 813.25 C 16 133.25
68 807.25 16 483.25 72 819.25 D 17 139.25
69 814.25 17 489.25 73 825.25 E 18 145.25
70 821.25 18 495.25 74 831.25 F 19 151.25
71 828.25 19 501.25 75 837.25 G 20 157.25
72 835.25 20 507.25 76 843.25 H 21 163.25
73 842.25 21 513.25 77 849.25 I 22 169.25
74 849.25 22 519.25 78 855.25 7 7 175.25
75 856.25 23 525.25 79 861.25 8 8 181.25
24 531.25 80 867.25 9 9 187.25
25 537.25 81 873.25 10 10 193.25
NEW ZEALAND 26 543.25 82 879.25 11 11 199.25
27 549.25 83 885.25 12 12 205.25
1 45.25 28 555.25 13 13 211.25
2 55.25 29 561.25 J 23 217.25
3 62.25 30 567.25 K 24 223.25
4 175.25 31 573.25 L 25 229.25
5 182.25 32 579.25 M 26 235.25
6 189.25 33 585.25 N 27 241.25
7 196.25 34 591.25 O 28 247.25
8 203.25 35 597.25 P 29 253.25
9 210.25 36 603.25 Q 30 259.25
10 217.25 37 609.25 R 31 265.25
11 224.25 38 615.25 S 32 271.25
39 621.25 T 33 277.25
CCIR UHF Standard G 40 627.25 U 34 283.25
41 633.25 V 35 289.25
42 639.25 W 36 295.25
43 645.25 AA 37 301.25
44 651.25 BB 38 307.25
45 657.25 CC 39 313.25
46 663.25 DD 40 319.25
47 669.25 EE 41 325.25
48 675.25 FF 42 331.25
UK2
UK3
CCIR UHF Standard G
CCIR UHF Standard G
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 58

Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
Channel
Vision
Carrier
MHz
49 681.25 GG 43 337.25
50 687.25 HH 44 343.25
51 693.25 II 45 349.25
52 699.25 J 46 355.25
53 705.25 KK 47 361.25
54 711.25 LL 48 367.25
55 717.25 MM 49 373.25
NN 50 379.25 8 184.25 DIG-UHF S 32 391.25
OO 51 385.25 9 192.25 CCIR UHF + 2.75 MHz S 33 399.25
PP 52 391.25 10 200.25 S 34 407.25
QQ 53 397.25 11 208.25 SF S 35 415.25
RR 54 403.25 12 216.25 S 36 423.25
SS 55 409.25 13 471.25 S01 69.25 S 37 431.25
TT 56 415.25 14 479.25 S02 76.25 S 38 439.25
UU 57 421.25 15 487.25 S03 83.25 S 39 447.25
VV 58 427.25 16 493.25 S 40 455.25
WW 59 433.25 17 503.25
Tutti i canali della serie
B-D-IL-NL1-S-CH
S 41 463.25
AAA 60 439.25 18 511.25
BBB 61 445.25 19 519.25 CCIR UHF
CCC 62 451.25 20 527.25 OIRT
DDD 63 457.25 21 535.25
EEE 64 463.25 22 543.25 R 1 49.75
65 469.25 23 551.25 R 2 59.25
66 475.25 24 559.25 R 3 77.25
67 481.25 25 607.25 R 4 85.25
68 487.25 26 615.25 R 5 93.25
69 493.25 27 623.25 R 6 175.25
70 499.25 28 631.25 R 7 183.25
71 505.25 29 639.25 R 8 191.25
72 511.25 30 647.25 R 9 199.25
73 517.25 31 655.25 R 10 207.25
74 523.25 32 663.25 R 11 215.25
75 529.25 33 671.25 R 12 223.25
76 535.25 34 679.25
77 541.25 35 687.25 O 1 111.25
78 547.25 36 695.25 O 2 119.25
79 553.25 37 703.25 O 3 127.25
80 559.25 38 711.25 O.4 135.25
81 565.25 39 719.25 O 5 143.25
82 571.25 40 727.25 O 6 151.25
83 577.25 41 735.25 O 7 159.25
84 583.25 42 743.25 O 8 167.25
85 589.25 43 751.25 O 11 231.25
86 595.25 44 759.25 O 12 239.25
87 601.25 45 767.25 O 13 247.25
88 607.25 46 775.25 O 14 255.25
89 613.25 47 783.25 O 15 263.25
59 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)

90 619.25 48 791.25 O 16 271.25


91 625.25 49 799.25 O 17 279.25
92 631.25 50 807.25 O 18 287.25
93 637.25 51 815.25 O 19 295.25
94 643.25 52 823.25
53 831.25 S 21 303.25
54 839.25 S 22 311.25
CHINA 55 847.25 S 23 319.25
56 855.25 S 24 327.25
1 49.75 57 863.25 S 25 335.25
2 57.75 58 871.25 S 26 343.25
3 65.75 59 879.25 S 27 351.25
4 77.25 60 887.25 S 28 359.25
5 85.25 61 895.25 S 29 367.25
6 168.25 S 30 375.25
7 176.25 S 31 383.25
SLOVAKIA R12 223.25 POLAND S38 463.25
D11 231.25
E2 48.25 D12 239.25 C01 49.75 CCIR UHF
E3 55.25 D13 247.25 E03 55.25
E4 62.25 D14 255.25 C02 59.25
S01 69.25 D15 263.25 E04 62.25
S02 76.25 D16 271.25 C03 77.25
S03 83.25 D17 279.25 C04 85.25
SE2 112.25 D18 287.25 C05 93.25
SE3 119.25 S21 303.25 S01 111.25
SE4 126.25 S22 311.25 S02 119.25
SE5 133.25 S23 319.25 S03 127.25
SE6 140.25 S24 327.25 S04 135.25
SE7 147.25 S25 335.25 S05 143.25
SE8 154.25 S26 343.25 S06 151.25
SE9 161.25 S27 351.25 S07 159.25
B10 168.25 S28 359.25 S08 167.25
E5 175.25 S29 367.25 C06 175.25
E6 182.25 S30 375.25 C07 183.25
E7 189.25 S31 383.25 C08 191.25
E8 196.25 S32 391.25 C09 199.25
E9 203.25 S33 399.25 C10 207.25
E10 210.25 S34 407.25 C11 215.25
E11 217.25 S35 415.25 C12 223.25
E12 224.25 S36 423.25 S09 231.25
B11 231.25 S37 431.25 S10 239.25
B12 238.25 S38 439.25 S11 247.25
B13 245.25 S39 447.25 S12 255.25
B14 252.25 S40 455.25 S13 263.25
B15 259.25 S41 463.25 S14 271.25
B16 266.25 S15 279.25
B17 273.25 CCIR UHF S16 287.25
EP3000EVO (Rev. 1) 60

B18 280.25 S17 295.25


B19 287.25 S18 303.25
B20 294.25 S19 311.25
R1 49.75 S20 319.25
R2 59.25 S21 327.25
R3 77.25 S22 335.25
R4 85.25 S23 343.25
SR1 111.25 S24 351.25
SR2 119.25 S25 359.25
SR3 127.25 S26 367.25
SR4 135.25 S27 375.25
SR5 143.25 S28 383.25
SR6 151.25 S29 391.25
SR7 159.25 S30 399.25
SR8 167.25 S31 407.25
R6 175.25 S32 415.25
R7 183.25 S33 423.25
R8 191.25 S34 431.25
R9 199.25 S35 439.25
R10 207.25 S36 447.25
R11 215.25 S37 455.25
61 EP3000EVO (Rev. 1)

8. WARRANTY
This Unaohm instrument is guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for a
period of twelve months. Any necessary adjustments or repairs will be provided from our works
or our representatives service centre where the instrument is to be delivered packed in adequate
packing AFTER an authorization for return has been received.
The owners responsibilities are to use the instrument in accordance with its written instructions, to
provide transport to and from the factory or its service centre in the event service is required, and
to provide proof of purchase if requested.
The warranty is considered void in case of tampering, changes or repairs carried out by
unauthorized personnel.
Power supply batteries are not covered by the warranty.
OUT OF WARRANTY SERVICING
We repair and service instruments of our production even once the warranty has expired if this is
economically the best solution to the customer.
The mechanical and electronic spare parts are replaceable for a fve year period after production
when the circuits are assembled with discrete components; when integrated circuits are used,
the supply of spare parts is guaranteed up to the depletion of our stock and, depending on the
possibility of procuring them on the worldwide market .
The repair of instruments out of warranty is normally carried out and then the fnal cost is notifed
to the customer; the eventual request for an estimate of this cost prior to the actual repair must
be made at the moment the instrument is returned to the factory or local service centre. If the
estimate is not accepted, we will debit the customer with the estimation costs.
To avoid unnecessary loss of time, it is very important that the instrument be returned to our
factory or local service centre accompanied by a proper delivery note, duly completed with all the
required information, as per the current legal dispositions enforced.
MISCELLANEOUS
The electric block diagram and other drawings included in this manual are only indicative. We
reserve the right to make any changes that may be necessary without updating the operators
manual.
Please use the specifc forms included in the operators manual or attach a letter specifying
the defect found on the instrument, the name of the person to contact and the relative telephone
number to contact for further information.