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Recommended Antenna Maintenance

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At our facility, we calibrate our own antennas, as well as, most other brand antennas in accordance with SAE, ANSI, IEEE and CISPR specifications. See our Antenna Calibration capabilities.

Recommended Antenna Maintenance
While it is not necessary before each test, these maintenance measures go a long way. Not only will they keep critical features in working order, they can also help protect and extend the life of your antenna. We are here to offer a helping hand with these maintenance tips:

  • Find a way to log what you do and when, so you know when a certain task is due.
  • Visual inspection of the RF connector Pin depth and pin condition.
  • Check for bent or loose elements.
  • Check for loose or missing hardware.
  • Damage during storage. Small issues not discovered during long-term storage can become bigger ones.
  • Cleaning: It's a good idea at least once a month to wipe down the antenna with a damp rag.
  • Apply a gentle lubricant to the outside threads of the RF connector.
  • Regular antenna calibration intervals is highly recommended to ensure repeatable, reliable data.


Recommended verification for improved antenna performance
Of course, it doesn't hurt to perform any of these tasks more frequently, but once or twice a year will typically be enough. Reference your A.H. Systems owner's manual for proper maintenance procedures for your particular model.

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Antenna Calibration Services
Annual recalibration is important to ensure repeatable and reliable data. At our facility, we calibrate our own antennas, as well as, most other brand antennas in accordance with SAE, ANSI, IEEE and CISPR specifications.

Antenna Beamwidth Measurement Services
We are pleased to offer antenna beamwidth measurement services. Our computer controlled automated antenna pattern measurements covers a wide frequency spectrum up to 40 GHz.

Antenna Rental Services
Our primary focus is providing a complete rental solution of test antennas and accessories to industries such as Aerospace, Defense, Communications, EMC, and more. We maintain a wide inventory of many of our products that we manufacture and can deliever next-day for an on-tim solution.

Welcome to A.H. Systems, inc.
A.H. Systems has been established since 1974 and manufactures a complete line of affordable, reliable, EMI test equipment. Our individually calibrated EMI Test Antennas, Preamplifiers, Current Probes and Low-Loss Cables satisfy many test standards including CISPR, MIL-STD, FCC, EN, VDE, IEC and SAE. With a wide variety of mounting configurations, we can also offer tripods and accessories that compliment other EMI testing equipment used to complete your testing requirements. We are also committed to providing all of our clients with no cost prompt and professional technical support. Manufacturing high quality products at competitive prices with immediate shipment plus prompt technical support are our goals to improve the quality of your testing requirements.