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R2600B vs R2008D

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R2600B vs R2008D

Postby paulrickmakita » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:46 pm

If you had the choice to buy either an R2600B or a R2008D for the same price, which would you buy? and why?
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Re: R2600B vs R2008D

Postby jry » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:08 am

R2600B
R200XD is easier to use due to the information on the front panel that you have to bounce around screens on the R2600 for though.
The R2600 is smaller and more capable with an external display capability as well as having a better tracking gen.
The self test is more sophisticated giving a higher level of confidence of the unit working when you you the calibration test.
Both are solid units though and very reliable having been refined over the years ...the R2600 core RF design did not seem to change over time ...just the processor and display.

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Re: R2600B vs R2008D

Postby Andy Corbin » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:18 am

[quote="jry"]R2600B

The R2600 is smaller and more capable with an external display capability as well as having a better tracking gen.

I wasn't aware any of the R2000 series had a tracking generator.

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Re: R2600B vs R2008D

Postby jry » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:59 am

not really supported ...just turn on the duplex gen with 0 offset ...only tried it on D series

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Re: R2600B vs R2008D

Postby DJP126 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:51 pm

jry wrote:not really supported ...just turn on the duplex gen with 0 offset ...only tried it on D series


Not really a good idea. Because of internal signals and noise, the RF levels displayed on the CRT with zero offset on the duplex generator are not always accurate.
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Re: R2600B vs R2008D

Postby jry » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:48 am

response is not always flat depending on the frequency being used as well...always used a jumper first to see what flat response looked like,
Usually provided a decent visualization of the response curve but actual insertion loss and rejection values would have to be determined at the point frequencies manually.


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