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Module 16 - Introduction to Test Equipment
Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS)
Chapter 6:  Pages 6-41 through 6-46

Module 16 − Introduction to Test Equipment

Pages i, 1−1, 1−11, 1−21, 2−1, 2−11, 2−21, 3−1, 3−11, 3−21, 3−31, 4−1, 4−11, 4−21, 5−1, 5−11, 5−21, 5−31, 6−1, 6−11, 6−21, 6−31, 6−41, Index



Table 6-1. - Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors








Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors - RF Cafe




Table 6-1. - Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors - Continued

Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors—Continued - RF Cafe




Table 6-1. - Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors - Continued

Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors—Continued - RF Cafe




Table 6-1. - Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors - Continued

Description of Front Panel Controls, Indicators, and Connectors—Continued - RF Cafe



With power applied (power knob pulled out), the spectrum analyzer will automatically (upon microcomputer control) go into the following conditions. If you do not find these indications, there is a probably a problem with the unit.

·   Vertical display: 10 dB/div;


·   Frequency: 0.00 MHz;

·   REF level: +30 dB;


·   RF attenuation: 60 dB;

·   Frequency range: 0.0 to 1.8 GHz;

·   Auto resolution: 1 MHz;


·   Resolution bandwidth: 1 MHz;

·   Freq Span/Div: Max;

·   Triggering: Free run;

·   Readout: On;

·   Digital storage: View A/View B On;




·   All other indicators off or inactive.




Now that we have completed this chapter, we will briefly review the more important points covered. a CATHODE-RAY TUBE (CRT) is used in an oscilloscope to display the waveforms.

The CRT used in oscilloscopes consists of an ELECTRON GUN, a DEFLECTION System, and a FLUORESCENT SCREEN.


The ELECTRON BEAM in an oscilloscope is allowed to be controlled in any direction by means of HORIZONTAL- and VERTICAL-DEFLECTION PLATES.


VERTICAL-DEFLECTION PLATES are used to show Amplitude of a signal.


HORIZONTAL-DEFLECTION PLATES are used to show TIME and/or Frequency



A GRATICULE is a calibrated scale of Amplitude VERSUS TIME that is placed on the face of the CRT.


A DUAL-TRACE OSCILLOSCOPE is designed to accept two vertical inputs at the same time. It uses a single beam of electrons shared by two channels.


The SPECTRUM ANALYZER accepts an electrical input signal and displays the signal's frequency and amplitude on a CRT display.


Answers to Questions Q1. Through Q18.


A-1.   Control grid.


A-2.   The first anode.


A-3.   Because they bend electron streams in much the same manner that optical lenses bend light rays.


A-4.   It accelerates the electrons emerging from the first anode.


A-5.   a greater deflection angle.


A-6.   a greater deflection angle.


A-7.   Higher potential.


A-8.   Slower beam.


A-9.   Amplitude and time.


A-10.   Amplitude.


A-11.   Time and/or frequency relationships.




A-12.   To permit wide-angle deflection of the beam.


A-13.   Deflection factor.


A-14.   a CRT, a group of control circuits, power supply, sweep circuitry, and deflection circuitry.


A-15.   Lower.


A-16.   Amplitude, phase, time, and frequency.


A-17.   Dual-trace oscilloscopes.


A-18.   Front end.




NEETS Modules
- Matter, Energy, and Direct Current
- Alternating Current and Transformers
- Circuit Protection, Control, and Measurement
- Electrical Conductors, Wiring Techniques, and Schematic Reading
- Generators and Motors
- Electronic Emission, Tubes, and Power Supplies
- Solid-State Devices and Power Supplies
- Amplifiers
- Wave-Generation and Wave-Shaping Circuits
- Wave Propagation, Transmission Lines, and Antennas
- Microwave Principles
- Modulation Principles
- Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits
- - Introduction to Microelectronics
- Principles of Synchros, Servos, and Gyros
- Introduction to Test Equipment
- Radio-Frequency Communications Principles
- Radar Principles
- The Technician's Handbook, Master Glossary
- Test Methods and Practices
- Introduction to Digital Computers
- Magnetic Recording
- Introduction to Fiber Optics
Note: Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS) content is U.S. Navy property in the public domain.
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