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FH-AV-BASIC, Aviation RF Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit


Minimize AOG Downtime

FlightHawk, RF Aviation Cable & Antenna Analyzer Kit


Avoid the Aircraft on Ground (AOG) downtime and expense that results from trial and error testing and component swapping.

Bird’s FH-AV-BASIC, FlightHawk™ RF Aviation Test Kit provides rapid and accurate testing of multiple antenna and cable systems in complex airframe systems. Our Cable and Antenna Analyzer assist aircraft maintenance technicians with commissioning, maintenance and fault-finding of ground-to-air radios, airborne radios, repeaters, antennas, antenna combiners and transmission cables.

FlightHawk Basic is excellent starter kit for the Novice to Expert, Bird’s easy to use aviation testing software enables maintenance personnel to test and verify all the radio systems in your fleet. By utilizing an inspection technique called frequency domain reflectometer (FDR), you can test and verify the antennas and cables in your RF system individually or as a complete system

If you want to expand your testing capabilities, this special designed case has placeholders for Bird’s wideband power sensor, needed cabling and adapters –specifically to fit avionics power measurement needs. Also prevents FOD (foreign object damage) from unaccounted equipment.


  • Test RF cables & antennas at the frequency of operation
  • Locate RF cable, connector & antenna problems at the source
  • FDR (Frequency Domain Reflectometry) measurement method results in a highly reliable assessment of the health of critical components in your system; ultimately providing a “heads-up” before a failure occurs
  • Fault location or DTF mode plots VSWR or Return Loss levels at each distance point along the cable and antenna system length
  • Cable Loss function measures insertion loss of the cable system over a given frequency range
  • OTG USB communication port for connection to Bird power sensors, storage devices and battery charging
  • Includes the Bird RF Meter App

Critical Measurements

  • FDR trace of precision return loss vs. frequency
  • Return loss vs. distance
  • Voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR)
  • Cable loss and distance-to-fault (DTF) measurements

Included in Kit

  • FlightHawk-AV, Cable and Antenna Analyzer
  • SK-CAL-MN-C6, Calibration Combo
  • Stylus
  • AC Adapter (12 Vdc Output)
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • 10' RF Cable
  • USB Drive
  • USB Adapter


  • Frequency Range
    • Range: 1 MHz to 6 GHz
    • Resolution: 1 kHz
    • Accuracy: ±2.5×10-6 @25 °C
  • Output Power: -10 dBm (typ)
  • Measurement
    • Speed: 1 ms / data point
    • Points 51 to 3201
  • Measure Bandwidth: 100 Hz to 30 kHz
  • VSWR Measurement Range: 1.0 to 65.0
  • Cable Loss Measurement Range: 0 to 30 dB
  • DTF Range: 0 to 5000 ft. (0 to 1500 m)
  • Power Measurement: Yes
  • Display: 5.5", 720p
  • Storage Capacity: Thousands of traces and setups
  • Connectors:
    • USB: USB Type-C, 3.0
    • Test Port: Type-N (F), 50 Ohms
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish
  • Battery: Li-ion
    • Charging Time: 5 hrs. (typ)
    • Operating Time: 10 hrs. (typ)
  • Compatible with: Bird RF Meter App and a wide variety of Bird Power Sensors
  • Includes Bird RF Meter App

Standard Accessories: DC to 6 GHz Calibration Combo, Stylus, AC Adapter (12 VDC Output), Hard Carrying Case, 10' RF Cable, USB Drive, USB Adapter

This product contains Li-Ion Batteries and cannot be shipped to Alaska, Puerto Rico or Hawaii via FedEx Ground - Please Contact Factory (866) 695-4569 to place your order.

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