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R&S S4200

Service & Maintenance Tool


R&S ZS4200

Software Manual

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Software Manual
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The Software Manual describes the following R&SS4200 Service & Maintenance
Tool R&SZS4200 models and options:
6133.8722.14 (V9.0.9.x)

2015 Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG


81671 Munich, Germany
Printed in Germany Subject to change Data without tolerance limits is not binding.
R&S is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.
Trade names are trademarks of the owners.

The following abbreviations are used throughout this manual:


R&SS4200 is abbreviated as R&S S4200.
General Terms and Conditions
Supplementary Contract for the Use of Software Products - Right of Duplication

1. Duplication of Software, Use of Software Copies

The customer shall have the right to make the specified number of copies of the contractual
software plus up to three backup copies of each item of the contractual software. He shall be
entitled to use for his own purposes on the contractual hardware the agreed number of copies
as laid down in the supplementary contract.

2. Obligation to Furnish Evidence

The customer shall be obliged to take over, on the copies of the software, any identifications,
trademarks and copyright notes included in the software supplied, and to enter the serial
number where stipulated by ROHDE & SCHWARZ. The customer shall provide evidence on
the whereabouts of each software copy; this includes stating the product designation/order
number, serial number of software copy as well as the serial number and location of the
hardware in each particular case.

3. Documentation

For each copy of the software made, the customer may obtain, against payment, additional
copies of the documentation. Duplicating the documentation shall not be permissible.

4. Warranty

Rohde & Schwarz warrants that the supplied software is capable of duplication. If ROHDE &
SCHWARZ fails to comply with the warranty obligation, this shall be established by the
customer on the main system as agreed; likewise, ROHDE & SCHWARZ shall perform its
warranty obligation on the main system. The customer shall be entitled to make the agreed
number of copies of the corrected software as laid down in the supplementary contract, plus up
to three backup copies of the corrected software.

5. Termination

The obligation to return the software and documentation as provided in section 7 of the
General Terms and Conditions for the Use of Software Products shall also apply to any
copies and backup copies of the contractual software that were generated in accordance with
this supplementary contract.

6. Miscellaneous

Unless otherwise expressly stipulated in this supplementary contract, the General Terms and
Conditions for the Use of Software Products shall apply. In particular, the customer undertakes
not to make accessible to third parties the contents of the software supplied or of the
associated documentation or of any copies thereof.

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OVERVIEW

1 Introduction
Preface, Operators Qualification

2 Installation
Installing the R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance Tool, Directory Structure and
Files, Uninstall

3 Description
Introduction, Main Window, Functions

4 Operation
Starting a Session, Running a Session

5 Index

6 Appendix

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Table of Contents

General Terms and Conditions


Overview

1 Introduction ..........................................................................................1.1
1.1 Preface .......................................................................................................................... 1.1
1.1.1 Features ......................................................................................................................... 1.1
1.1.2 Requirements ................................................................................................................. 1.1
1.2 Operators Qualification .............................................................................................. 1.2

2 Installation Procedure .........................................................................2.1


2.1 Installing the R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance Tool ........................................ 2.1
2.2 Directory Structure and Files ...................................................................................... 2.6
2.3 Uninstall ........................................................................................................................ 2.8

3 Description ...........................................................................................3.1
3.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 3.1
3.1.1 Basic Setup Files/Cloning Parameters .......................................................................... 3.1
3.1.2 Software Download from CD ROM ................................................................................ 3.1
3.1.3 Access Levels and Categories....................................................................................... 3.2
3.1.3.1 Non-Interactive Access .................................................................................................. 3.2
3.1.3.2 Interactive Access .......................................................................................................... 3.2
3.1.3.3 Local Mode..................................................................................................................... 3.3
3.1.3.4 Remote Mode................................................................................................................. 3.3
3.1.3.5 Software Download ........................................................................................................ 3.4
3.1.3.6 Remote Software Update ............................................................................................... 3.4
3.1.3.7 Activation/Deactivation of Options ................................................................................. 3.4
3.2 Main Window ................................................................................................................ 3.5
3.2.1 Connection Information .................................................................................................. 3.6
3.2.2 Connection Status .......................................................................................................... 3.7
3.2.3 Application Status Log ................................................................................................... 3.8
3.3 Functions ...................................................................................................................... 3.9
3.3.1 Devices ........................................................................................................................ 3.10
3.3.2 Inventory ...................................................................................................................... 3.12
3.3.3 Configuration ................................................................................................................ 3.13
3.3.3.1 Settings ........................................................................................................................ 3.14
3.3.3.2 Preset Pages................................................................................................................ 3.16
3.3.3.3 CBIT ............................................................................................................................. 3.17
3.3.3.4 Adjustment ................................................................................................................... 3.18
3.3.3.5 Operational................................................................................................................... 3.20
3.3.3.6 Operating Elements ..................................................................................................... 3.22
3.3.4 Status ........................................................................................................................... 3.24
3.3.4.1 CBIT ............................................................................................................................. 3.24

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3.3.4.2 Event Log ..................................................................................................................... 3.25


3.3.4.3 Monitor ......................................................................................................................... 3.26
3.3.4.4 Software Versions ........................................................................................................ 3.27
3.3.5 Software Update .......................................................................................................... 3.28
3.3.6 Remote Software Update ............................................................................................. 3.31
3.3.7 Options ......................................................................................................................... 3.33
3.3.8 About ............................................................................................................................ 3.35

4 Operation ..............................................................................................4.1
4.1 Starting a Session ........................................................................................................ 4.1
4.1.1 Running the Radio ......................................................................................................... 4.1
4.1.2 Starting the Software ..................................................................................................... 4.1
4.1.3 USB Connection............................................................................................................. 4.2
4.1.4 LAN Connection ............................................................................................................. 4.2
4.2 Running a Session ....................................................................................................... 4.3
4.2.1 Connecting to the Radio ................................................................................................ 4.4
4.2.2 Configuration .................................................................................................................. 4.6
4.2.2.1 Loading a Configuration from the Radio ........................................................................ 4.6
4.2.2.2 Saving a Configuration to a File ..................................................................................... 4.7
4.2.2.3 Changing the Configuration ........................................................................................... 4.7
4.2.2.4 Uploading the Configuration to the Radio ...................................................................... 4.8
4.2.3 Preset Pages Parameters ............................................................................................ 4.10
4.2.3.1 Loading the Preset Pages Parameters from the Radio ............................................... 4.10
4.2.3.2 Saving the Preset Pages Parameters to a File ............................................................ 4.11
4.2.3.3 Changing the Preset Pages Parameters ..................................................................... 4.11
4.2.3.4 Uploading the Preset Pages Parameters to the Radio ................................................ 4.13
4.2.4 CBIT Configuration ...................................................................................................... 4.14
4.2.4.1 Loading the CBIT Configuration from the Radio .......................................................... 4.14
4.2.4.2 Saving the CBIT Configuration to a File ...................................................................... 4.15
4.2.4.3 Changing the CBIT Configuration ................................................................................ 4.15
4.2.4.4 Uploading the CBIT Configuration to the Radio ........................................................... 4.16
4.2.5 Adjustment Parameters ............................................................................................... 4.17
4.2.5.1 Loading the Adjustment Parameters from the Radio ................................................... 4.17
4.2.5.2 Changing the Adjustment Parameters ......................................................................... 4.18
4.2.6 Operational Parameters ............................................................................................... 4.19
4.2.6.1 Loading the Operational Parameters from the Radio .................................................. 4.19
4.2.6.2 Changing the Operational Parameters ........................................................................ 4.20
4.2.6.3 Saving the Operational Parameters to a File ............................................................... 4.21
4.2.7 Cloning a Radio Configuration ..................................................................................... 4.22
4.2.7.1 Loading the Radio Configuration from the Source Radio ............................................ 4.22
4.2.7.2 Uploading the Radio Configuration to the Destination Radio ...................................... 4.23
4.2.8 Updating the Software Modules ................................................................................... 4.25
4.2.9 Remote Update of the Software Modules .................................................................... 4.27
4.2.10 Options ......................................................................................................................... 4.29

5 Index .....................................................................................................5.1

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6 Appendix ..............................................................................................6.1
Technical Data

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Table of Figures
Fig. 2.1 Installation main screen .................................................................................................. 2.1
Fig. 2.2 Selection of installed components .................................................................................. 2.2
Fig. 2.3 R&S ZS 4200 Installation Progress ................................................................................ 2.3
Fig. 2.4 Installation End................................................................................................................ 2.4
Fig. 2.5 VISA and LabView runtime compatibility ........................................................................ 2.4
Fig. 2.6 Start Menu ....................................................................................................................... 2.5
Fig. 2.7 Directory structure ........................................................................................................... 2.6
Fig. 3.1 Main application window ................................................................................................. 3.5
Fig. 3.2 Connection information ................................................................................................... 3.6
Fig. 3.3 Connection status (USB) ................................................................................................ 3.7
Fig. 3.4 Connection status (LAN) ................................................................................................. 3.7
Fig. 3.5 Show Log button ............................................................................................................. 3.8
Fig. 3.6 Application status log ...................................................................................................... 3.8
Fig. 3.7 Service application functions (USB)............................................................................... 3.9
Fig. 3.8 Service application functions (LAN) ............................................................................... 3.9
Fig. 3.9 Devices ......................................................................................................................... 3.10
Fig. 3.10 Inventory ....................................................................................................................... 3.12
Fig. 3.11 Settings ......................................................................................................................... 3.14
Fig. 3.12 Preset Pages ................................................................................................................. 3.16
Fig. 3.13 CBIT .............................................................................................................................. 3.17
Fig. 3.14 Adjustment (USB) ......................................................................................................... 3.18
Fig. 3.15 Adjustment (LAN) .......................................................................................................... 3.19
Fig. 3.16 Operational (USB) ......................................................................................................... 3.20
Fig. 3.17 Operational (LAN) ......................................................................................................... 3.21
Fig. 3.18 Status ............................................................................................................................ 3.24
Fig. 3.19 Event Log ...................................................................................................................... 3.25
Fig. 3.20 Monitor .......................................................................................................................... 3.26
Fig. 3.21 Software Versions ......................................................................................................... 3.27
Fig. 3.22 USB Update .................................................................................................................. 3.28
Fig. 3.23 Software Update ........................................................................................................... 3.29
Fig. 3.24 Remote Update ............................................................................................................. 3.31
Fig. 3.25 Remote Update running ................................................................................................ 3.32
Fig. 3.26 Options .......................................................................................................................... 3.33
Fig. 3.27 About ............................................................................................................................. 3.35
Fig. 4.1 Loading the command set file ......................................................................................... 4.2
Fig. 4.2 Running a session........................................................................................................... 4.3

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Fig. 4.3 Connecting to the radio (USB) ........................................................................................ 4.5


Fig. 4.4 Connecting to the radio (LAN) ........................................................................................ 4.5
Fig. 4.5 Loading the configuration from the radio ........................................................................ 4.6
Fig. 4.6 Changing the settings via entry fields ............................................................................. 4.7
Fig. 4.7 Changing the settings via combo box fields ................................................................... 4.8
Fig. 4.8 Uploading the configuration to the radio ......................................................................... 4.9
Fig. 4.9 Loading the preset pages parameters from the radio ................................................... 4.10
Fig. 4.10 Changing the preset pages parameters via entry fields ............................................... 4.11
Fig. 4.11 Changing the preset pages parameters via combo box fields ...................................... 4.12
Fig. 4.12 Uploading the preset pages parameters to the radio .................................................... 4.13
Fig. 4.13 Loading the CBIT configuration from the radio ............................................................. 4.14
Fig. 4.14 Changing the CBIT configuration via combo box fields ................................................ 4.15
Fig. 4.15 Uploading the CBIT configuration to the radio .............................................................. 4.16
Fig. 4.16 Loading the adjustment parameters from the radio ...................................................... 4.17
Fig. 4.17 Changing the adjustment parameters via entry fields ................................................... 4.18
Fig. 4.18 Loading the operational parameters from the radio ...................................................... 4.19
Fig. 4.19 Changing the operational parameters via entry fields .................................................. 4.20
Fig. 4.20 Changing the operational parameters via combo box fields ......................................... 4.21
Fig. 4.21 Loading the radio configuration from the source radio ................................................. 4.23
Fig. 4.22 Uploading the radio configuration to the destination radio ........................................... 4.24
Fig. 4.23 Uploadable software modules ....................................................................................... 4.25
Fig. 4.24 Updating the software modules .................................................................................... 4.26
Fig. 4.25 Remote software update ............................................................................................... 4.27
Fig. 4.26 Starting remote software update ................................................................................... 4.28
Fig. 4.27 Active options ................................................................................................................ 4.29
Fig. 4.28 Option key selection ...................................................................................................... 4.30

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Table of Tables

Tab. 2.1 Files installed in the working directory ............................................................................ 2.6


Tab. 2.2 Subdirectories ................................................................................................................. 2.7

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1 Introduction
This chapter This chapter provides you with a general overview of the R&S ZS 4200
software and describes the system requirements and operators
qualification.
Further For installation of the R&S ZS 4200 software, see chapter 2.
information Chapter 3 describes the R&S ZS 4200 software and its options.
Concerning its operation, please refer to chapter 4 Operation.

1.1 Preface
This manual This manual describes the ROHDE&SCHWARZ R&S ZS 4200 Service &
Maintenance Tool to give the user an understanding of its functions and
operation.
The user will be able to handle a data flow between a computer running the
R&S ZS 4200 and R&S Series 4200 devices.
The subject of this manual is not to inform on capabilities of the R&S Series
4200 device configuration techniques. The user must be familiar with such
techniques, when modifying configurations.

ATTENTION
The screenshots may vary depending on device software and hardware
versions.

1.1.1 Features

Note: For detailed information about features of the R&S ZS 4200, see the
product brochure 5213.5422.12.

1.1.2 Requirements

System Portable PC, min. 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, min. 400 Mbyte free space
requirements on hard disk drive, CD-ROM drive, USB port (version 1.1 or 2.0), Microsoft
Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, or Microsoft Windows 8 operating
systems (refer to Microsoft for minimum system requirements), NET
framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 or later (available for download in the
Microsoft Download Center: www.microsoft.com/download).

Note: It is required to work with administrators rights on the Windows


system; the installer and application will automatically ask for them.

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1.2 Operators Qualification

ATTENTION
A profound knowledge of the R&S Series 4200 devices and the provided
data is mandatory to avoid malfunctions.

Note: It is required that the user of the R&S ZS 4200 Service &
Maintenance Tool has state of the art knowledge of the MS Windows
operating system including the basic knowledge of network technology.

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2 Installation Procedure
This chapter This chapter describes the installation of the R&S ZS 4200 Service &
Maintenance Tool.
Further Chapter 3 describes the R&S ZS 4200 software and its options.
information Concerning its operation, please refer to chapter 4 Operation.

2.1 Installing the R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance


Tool
1. Insert the CD containing the R&S ZS 4200 into a CD ROM drive.
The autorun function automatically initiates installation. Alternatively,
you may also initiate the installation from the CD (see instruction 2.).
2. Start the installation routine by selecting Start -> Run, typing
X:\ZS4200Setup* and clicking OK, or by finding the CD-ROM drive
X in MS Windows Explorer and double-clicking the setup
executable (ZS4200Setup.exe).
In either case, X is the drive letter of the CD ROM drive with the
installation CD.
3. To proceed with the installation, click the "Next >" button.

Fig. 2.1 Installation main screen

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4. Select the components desired for installation. The ZS4200 Installation


File Verification is optional but highly recommended. This screen also
offers you to save an installation log via the Send Log ... button. To
start the installation, click the Install button.

Fig. 2.2 Selection of installed components

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5. Now, the installation is taking place. You can see the progress on each
installed item. Once installed, the item will be marked with (ok).
During installation, additional software components will be installed.
Please follow the installation windows shown in the installation
procedure of the additional software components.
Note: It is highly recommended to install all the additional software
components to avoid unexpected behavior of the R&S ZS 4200 Service and
Maintenance Tool application.
Note: Before VISA installation make sure that other previously installed
LabView applications are compatible with the VISA runtime version. For
further information about VISA and LabView runtime compatibility please
see Fig. 2.5.

Fig. 2.3 R&S ZS 4200 Installation Progress

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6. When the installation is finished, click the Exit button to leave the
installation procedure.

Fig. 2.4 Installation End

Fig. 2.5 VISA and LabView runtime compatibility

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7. The installation routine inserts an R&S ZS 4200 Service and


Maintenance Tool entry in the user area of Programs in the Start
menu It also generates a desktop icon.

Fig. 2.6 Start Menu

After installation of the R&S ZS 4200 Service and Maintenance Tool, it is


recommended to reboot the PC.

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2.2 Directory Structure and Files


File structure The installation procedure inserts several files and subdirectories in the
main working directory of the R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance Tool.

Fig. 2.7 Directory structure

File structure Files installed in the working directory:

File Contents
CommandSet.bin Default configuration file for the R&S ZS 4200
license_agreement.txt The R&S software license agreement
ZS4200.exe The R&S ZS 4200 executable file
ZS4200.ini Configuration file for the R&S ZS 4200

Tab. 2.1 Files installed in the working directory

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Directory structure When the R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance Tool is started for the first
time, it will generate the following directories for data storage:

Subdirectory Contents
Adjustment Default subdirectory for Adjustment data which the
user can save and/or load. Files have the
extension ".bks". Extension ".txt" denotes the files
used for output in ASCII format.
CBIT Status Default subdirectory for CBIT Status data which
the user can save and/or load. Files have the
extension ".bks". Extension ".txt" denotes the files
used for output in ASCII format.
Clones Default subdirectory for Cloning files which the
user can save or load. Files have the extension
".cln".
Command Set Default subdirectory where the CommandSet files are
copied.
Configuration Default subdirectory for Configuration data which
the user can save and/or load. Files have the
extension .bks. Extension ".txt" denotes the files
used for output in ASCII format.
DS 4200 Default subdirectory where the software update
packages are copied.
Event Log Default subdirectory for Event Log file which the
user can save. Files have the extension .txt.
Help Directory containing the R&S ZS 4200 manual in a PDF
format.
Inventory Inventory data which the user can save. Files have
the extension .txt.
Language Multilanguage support directory. Pass the language
support file you want to be used by the ZS4200.exe as a
command line parameter. Example: ZS4200.exe --
/language="file_name.lang". The "en-win1252.lang" is
loaded by default.
Log Directory which stores all logs automatically made by the
R&S ZS 4200 application.
Operational Default subdirectory for Operational data which the
user can save and/or load. Files have the
extension .bks. Extension ".txt" denotes the files
used for output in ASCII format.
Preset Pages Default subdirectory for Preset pages which the
user can save and load. Files have the extension
.bks. Extension ".txt" denotes the files used for
output in ASCII format
Support This directory contains all support data for the
software and USB drivers for radios.

Tab. 2.2 Subdirectories

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2.3 Uninstall
Windows The R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance Tool may be uninstalled by the
instruction two following possibilities:
0.
1. Click the Uninstall ZS4200 shortcut in the Start Menu installation
folder (i.e. R&S ZS 4200 Service and Maintenance Tool entry)
2. Go to Start/Control Panel/Software, find the R&S ZS 4200 entry in the
software list, select it with a mouse-click, and then click on
add/remove...
The deinstallation routine will ask whether the user files (e.g. device
configuration data, device list) should be deleted.

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3 Description
This chapter This chapter describes the R&S ZS 4200 Service & Maintenance Tool and
its options.
Further Concerning its operation, please refer to chapter 4 Operation.
information

ATTENTION The screenshots shown in the manual are only examples. It is possible that
not all parameters in screenshots are available in the actual software
version you are using (DS4200 CD). Please refer to the radios operating
manual related to your software version.

3.1 Introduction

3.1.1 Basic Setup Files/Cloning Parameters


General The complete radio configuration can be read out from an existing radio and
can be saved as a file with the extension .cln.
Note: Cloning files with the .clo extension, created by previous versions
of the R&S ZS 4200 application (v7.0.3.0 and older), can be used for
uploading of the configuration to the radio as well.
The cloning feature is very helpful for replacing defective radios in a rack.
The radio can be loaded with user-defined settings.
Note: The parameters, specific for each radio, will not be cloned. For
example the TCXO (and OCXO, if installed), IP address, etc. For the
complete list, please refer to the operating manual of the radio.

ATTENTION A cloning file must be used only with the CommandSet version applied
during creation of the cloning file. The cloning file must be also used with
the same device type (VHF, UHF). Otherwise, using the cloning file with
another CommandSet version and/or device type can lead to an
unexpected behaviour of the R&S ZS 4200 application and/or the radio.

3.1.2 Software Download from CD ROM


General The R&S ZS 4200 provides an automatic software download procedure that
compares the current software versions of the radio with the software
package contained on the R&S CD ROM.
New radios are always delivered with the latest R&S software version
already installed. If desired, the customer can decide to install another
software package using the R&S CD ROM.

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3.1.3 Access Levels and Categories

General The following access levels and categories are supported:


Non-Interactive access for adjustment of equipment
Interactive access for the basic parameter setup
Local mode for operational parameters modification
Remote mode for operational parameters modification
Software download
Remote software update
Activation/Deactivation of options (only via USB connection)

3.1.3.1 Non-Interactive Access

General Remote or local control sessions will not be interrupted. The maintenance
engineer can adjust parameters and clear the event log of the radio.
Reading The following parameters can only be read:
of parameters
Hardware/software configuration
CBIT status report and event log
Session status; which RC/FM clients are connected to the radio
All basic setup parameters; can be used for "cloning" radios
200 preset parameters
Get maintenance time and date
Setting For example, the following parameters can be set (only via USB interface,
of parameters Remote mode or Interactive access is needed in LAN interface):
Adjust TCXO (and OCXO, if installed)
Adjust audio line levels for a receiver and transmitter
Clear event log of radio modules

3.1.3.2 Interactive Access

General The Interactive access via USB interface does not support any remote
sessions, i.e. all IP LAN connections will be interrupted, by entering this
mode.
The Interactive access via LAN interface has no influence to the USB
session. However, if there is another LAN session using the remote control
session, or the device is already in the Interactive mode via USB interface
or the radio is in the Local mode, the Interactive mode via LAN interface can
not be entered and will be refused by the radio.
Leaving the Interactive mode on both interfaces (USB and LAN) will restart
the radio.

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For example, the following basic parameters are programmable:


Location and installation information text
Preset parameters (200 parameters including frequency, TX offset,
channel spacing and mode of operation)

ATTENTION
After exiting the interactive access, the radio is rebooted.

3.1.3.3 Local Mode

General The Local mode is available only on the USB interface and is needed to
modify the Operational parameters. Entering this mode will change the
Interactive remote control session (via LAN) to the Non-interactive mode.
Other non-interactive remote control sessions will not be interrupted.
Leaving the Local mode will not restart the radio.
For example, the following operational parameters are programmable:
Channel Spacing
Frequency
Modulation Mode
Preset Page Number
Carrier Offset
RF Power Level

3.1.3.4 Remote Mode

General The Remote mode is available only on the LAN interface and is needed to
modify the Adjustment (see chapter 3.3.3.4) and/or Operational parameters.
Entering this mode has no influence to the USB session. However, if there
is another LAN session using the remote control session, or the device is
already in the Interactive mode via USB interface or the radio is in the Local
mode, the Remote mode via LAN interface can not be entered and will be
refused by the radio. Other non-interactive remote sessions will not be
interrupted.
Leaving the Remote mode will not restart the radio.
For example, the following operational parameters are programmable:
Channel Spacing
Frequency
Modulation Mode
Preset Page Number
Carrier Offset
RF Power Level

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3.1.3.5 Software Download

General During software download of basic setup parameters from PC into the radio,
the radio does not support any remote control session. All IP LAN
connections will be interrupted.

3.1.3.6 Remote Software Update

General During the remote software update it is not allowed to start software update
via USB. This could cause a malfunction of the radio.
Note: In rare cases the radio restart takes up to 5 minutes after the
software update. Make sure the radio is not restarted during that time.

3.1.3.7 Activation/Deactivation of Options

General Note: This feature is available only via USB connection type (interface).
Radio options can be activated or deactivated, if the radio software version
supports this feature. The activation/deactivation keys are provided by the
supplier on purchase order.
For example, the following options can be activated/deactivated:
OCXO
E1 Interface
VoIP
Voice Recorder
7 VoIP Sessions
STD
Scan Mode
Note: After activation or deactivation of each option, the radio will be
restarted automatically.

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3.2 Main Window

Note: Only one radio at a time may be connected to the R&S ZS 4200.
Note: The application supports 2 connection types (interfaces): USB and
LAN. Since the application behavior and appearance is the same in both
cases, pictures used in this manual are mainly from the USB connection
type. In case of a difference, both screenshots are shown (USB and LAN).
Main application This is the main window of the PC service application which provides basic
window configuration and software maintenance of the R&S Series 4200 radios.

Fig. 3.1 Main application window

Only the active tab is displayed. For more details see chapter 3.3.
Window elements Main application window elements are:
A Connection information (see chapter 3.2.1)
B Connection status (see chapter 3.2.2)
C Application status log (see chapter 3.2.3)

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3.2.1 Connection Information

Content Connection information describes the connected radio.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Fig. 3.2 Connection information

Connection Connection info comprises the following items:


information
1 <device_description>
2 <product_number>
3 <serial_number>,
4 <sw_version>,
5 <location_info>,
6 <active_unit>,
7 <last_maintenance>

Note: Connection info also appears in the application status log (see
chapter 3.2.3). If no device is connected, connection info remains blank.

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3.2.2 Connection Status

Content Connection status can be:

Fig. 3.3 Connection status (USB)

Fig. 3.4 Connection status (LAN)

Meanings of display The connection indicator will display:


Connected (Non-Interactive Mode)
if connected via USB or LAN interface; read only (adjustment
parameters can be changed)
Connected (Interactive Mode)
if connected via USB or LAN interface; read/write mode for settings,
preset pages, CBIT, adjustment and operational parameters. The radio
will be restarted on exit.
Connected (Local Mode)
if connected via USB; read/write mode for operational parameters
(adjustment parameter can be changed). This mode is available only on
the USB interface. The radio will not be restarted on exit.
Connected (Remote Mode)
if connected via LAN; read/write mode for operational parameters
(adjustment parameter can be changed). This mode is available only on
the LAN interface. The radio will not be restarted on exit.
Not Connected
if not connected or connection not possible
Connection Failed
if connection fails after time out
Note: The application status log window contains more details on this (see
chapter 3.2.3).
Operating elements See chapter 3.3.3.6.

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3.2.3 Application Status Log

Opening the log In default state the window is not visible. To expand this window, click the
window Show Log button.

Fig. 3.5 Show Log button

General All noticeable events are stored in the application status log. This is
important for checking errors by the operator and software provider.

Fig. 3.6 Application status log

Structure of the log The log has the following structure:


#<index_n> <time_stamp> <description>
#<index_n+1> <time_stamp> <description>
...
Operating elements

Selects if logs should be automatically saved into the Log directory.


Enabled by default.

Stores the application status log to the file. A standard MS Windows


dialog will appear.

Clears the application status log. The user is not prompted to confirm that
the log should really be cleared.

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3.3 Functions
Service application The service application provides the following functions embedded in the
functions tabs:

Fig. 3.7 Service application functions (USB)

Fig. 3.8 Service application functions (LAN)

Key elements The key elements are:


Devices (see chapter 3.3.1)
Inventory (see chapter 3.3.2)
Configuration (see chapter 3.3.3)
Status (see chapter 3.3.4)
Software Update (see chapter 3.3.5)
Remote Software via LAN (see chapter 3.3.6)
Options (see chapter 3.3.7)
About (see chapter 3.3.8)

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3.3.1 Devices

Function The purpose of this tab is to manage the devices (radios); it is used to
connect or disconnect the device.
Note: Connection is done always for the whole radio. If only one module of
a two-module device is filled out, the R&S ZS 4200 application will report
inventory mismatch.

Fig. 3.9 Devices

Connection type The connection type selects the interface for creating a connection: USB or
LAN
Device list The device list provides the basic information about the radio modules of
the device found on the USB bus.
IP address type The IP address format selection for the LAN connection type: IPv4 or IPv6
IPv.. Rx address Module IP address entry fields for establishing the LAN connection to the
IPv.. Tx address radio.
Operating elements

If the selected device is available on the selected interface (see Connection


type), this operation establishes connection. When the device is connected,
the connection status is displayed as connected (see chapter 3.2.2).

If the selected device is connected, this operation causes disconnection.

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Path where the command set file is located. If no command set file is
selected, only some basic parameters will be shown. Command set file is
part of the software distribution package on the R&S CD ROM.

WARNING
Do not change the Software Package file name.
Otherwise, the R&S ZS 4200 application will not run correctly.

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3.3.2 Inventory

General The inventory contains information about both hardware and software
installed in the radio.
Function Displays the device inventory list.

Fig. 3.10 Inventory

Operating elements

Stores the inventory list to a formatted text file. A standard MS Windows


API file dialog will pop up when this operation is invoked.

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3.3.3 Configuration

General The detailed description of parameters could be found in the operating


manual (see chapter 3.3).
Function The radio configuration can be read out from an existing transmitter,
receiver or transceiver devices and can be saved to a file (either cloning file
".cln", binary file ".bks" or text file ".txt"). The R&S ZS 4200 supports an
editor for changing parameters, which approves the correctness of the
entries such as value range, etc.
The cloning feature is very helpful for replacing defective radios in a rack.
Scenarios of configuration data handling are managed by means of profiles
that define which values are taken into consideration.

ATTENTION A cloning file must be used only with the CommandSet version applied
during creation of the cloning file. The cloning file must be also used with
the same device type (VHF, UHF). Otherwise, using the cloning file with
another CommandSet version and/or device type can lead to an
unexpected behaviour of the R&S ZS 4200 application and/or the radio.

Note: Last maintenance date will be updated with every write to the radio.
Any interactions with the device are stored to the application log file.

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3.3.3.1 Settings

Content The settings table is loaded from command set configuration file (see
chapter 3.3.1) when the connection is established.

Fig. 3.11 Settings

Configuration The possible elements of the configuration table are following:


elements

The numeric entry is represented by a pop-up dialog where the valid range
is checked in comparison with user input.

The string entry is represented by a pop-up dialog where the valid range
(string length) is checked in comparison with the user input.

The combo box entry represents a list of values where the user can select
one of them.

Customized pop-up dialog is used for structured data allowing handling the
list of IP addresses, blocking ranges, etc., for example.

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Status information The status information column shows the validity of a parameter. The
parameters can have the validity mentioned below:
Not Sync
Receiver (RX), Transmitter (TX), and/or Local Control (MMI) values are not
synchronized (not equal). This message does not prevent a parameter from
writing it into the radio. Automatic synchronization of parameters takes
place normally in direction from TX to RX and MMI. RX and MMI
parameters are normally overwritten with appropriate TX parameters.
Not Supp
Value is not supported.
Not Avail
Value is not available.
Operating elements See chapter 3.3.3.6.

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3.3.3.2 Preset Pages

Content Preset pages parameters


(200 preset parameters including frequency, TX offset and channel spacing)

Fig. 3.12 Preset Pages

Configuration The possible elements of the configuration table are following:


elements

The numeric entry is represented by a pop-up dialog where the valid range is
checked in comparison with the user input.

The combo box entry represents a list of values where the user can select
one of them.
Operating elements See chapter 3.3.3.6.

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3.3.3.3 CBIT

Content This page is used to configure CBIT (Continuous Build-In Test) parameters.
To change the displayed parameters, the device has to be in
the Interactive Mode.

Fig. 3.13 CBIT

Configuration The possible elements of the configuration table are following:


elements

The combo box entry represents a list of values where the user can select
one of them. The values could vary for the different CBIT parameters.
Operating elements See chapter 3.3.3.6.

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3.3.3.4 Adjustment

Content There is a list of adjustable parameters in the table. Each parameter is


displayed as a number (if possible), but application allows the user to set
each value in the editing window shown after double-clicking the value.
Adjustable values are taken from the command set file and displayed
automatically.
Note: It is possible to change the Adjustment parameters in the Non-
interactive mode on the USB interface. On the LAN interface, Remote or
Interactive mode is needed (see chapter 3.1.3).
Note: Running remote or local control sessions will not be interrupted
during the adjustment of values.

Fig. 3.14 Adjustment (USB)

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Fig. 3.15 Adjustment (LAN)

Configuration The possible elements of the configuration table are following:


elements

Numeric entry is represented by a pop-up dialog. The valid range is


checked in comparison with the user input.

The combo box entry represents a list of values where the user can select
one of them.
Operating elements See chapter 3.3.3.6.

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3.3.3.5 Operational

Content There is a list of operational parameters in the table. Each parameter is


displayed as a number (if possible), but application allows the user to set
each value in the editing window shown after double-clicking the value.
Operational values are taken from the command set file and displayed
automatically.
Note: Changing the Operational parameters can only be changed in the
Local mode (available only on the USB interface), Remote mode (available
only on the LAN interface) or in the Interactive mode (see chapter 3.1.3).
Note: Operational parameters for MMI module can not be modified via LAN,
therefore the appropriate RX and TX module settings will be used (see Fig.
3.16 and Fig. 3.17).

Fig. 3.16 Operational (USB)

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Fig. 3.17 Operational (LAN)


Configuration The possible elements of the configuration table are following:
elements

The numeric entry is represented by a pop-up dialog where the valid range
is checked in comparison with user input.

The string entry is represented by a pop-up dialog where the valid range
(string length) is checked in comparison with the user input.

The combo box entry represents a list of values where the user can select
one of them.
Operating elements See chapter 3.3.3.6.

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3.3.3.6 Operating Elements

Operating
elements
Reads settings and preset pages from the radio and shows them in the table.

Writes all values from settings and preset pages table to the radio (cloning).

User is prompted to select a cloning file, and then cloning data are read and
displayed.

User is prompted to specify the file name, and then all settings and preset pages
are saved for future cloning.

This mode allows loading or storing clonable parameters either to the radio or file
at once.

ATTENTION A cloning file must be used only with the CommandSet version applied during
creation of the cloning file. The cloning file must be also used with the same
device type (VHF, UHF). Otherwise, using the cloning file with another
CommandSet version and/or device type can lead to an unexpected behaviour of
the R&S ZS 4200 application and/or the radio.

Notes:
For cloning, files with extension *.cln are used.
Clonable parameters are a subset of the existing configuration parameters.
These parameters are displayed on the Setting page.
Cloning data comprises from the following:
- Predefined settings (parameters internally designated as clonable)
- Preset pages
- CBIT
Adjustment parameters (if configured as clonable)
Operational parameters (MMI settings can not be cloned, therefore the
appropriate RX and TX module settings will be used instead, see chapter
3.3.3.5)
Operational
/
mode
Enters or quits the Local mode.
The non-local <-> local mode transition will be logged to the application log
and will not reboot the radio.
If the radio is already in the Interactive mode, the Local mode can not be
entered, nevertheless the operational settings can be changed
Note: The Local mode is available only on the USB interface.
Note: For more information about the operational mode, see chapter 3.1.3.

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/
Enters or quits the Remote mode.
The non-remote <-> remote mode transition will be logged to the application
log and will not reboot the radio.
If the radio is already in the Interactive mode, the Remote mode can not be
entered, nevertheless the operational settings can be changed
Note: The Remote mode is available only on the LAN interface.
Note: For more information about the operational mode, see chapter 3.1.3.
Access mode
/
Enters or quits the Interactive access mode.
Running remote or local control sessions will not be interrupted during the
Non-interactive access mode.
When changing from the Non-interactive to the Interactive access mode, a
message informs that all remote control sessions will be interrupted. For
Interactive access mode, during download of the basic setup parameters, the
radio does not support any remote control session. All IP LAN connections
will be interrupted.
The non-interactive <-> interactive access mode transition will be logged to
the application log and will reboot the radio.
Note: For more information about the access mode, see chapter 3.1.3.

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3.3.4 Status

Status modules Status collects information from the following modules:


CBIT (see chapter 3.3.4.1)
Event Log (see chapter 3.3.4.2)
Monitor (see chapter 3.3.4.3)
Software Versions (see chapter 3.3.4.4)
Note: Running remote or local control sessions will not be interrupted.

3.3.4.1 CBIT

Function Allows getting the CBIT (Continuous Built-In Test events) status queried
from the radio.
Note: Event level can be No Error, Warning or Error.

Fig. 3.18 Status

Operating elements

Allows displaying CBITs from all modules at the same time continuously.
CBIT will be checked only when the CBIT tab is displayed.

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Stores a CBIT list to the formatted text file. A standard MS Windows API
file dialog will pop up when this operation is invoked.

3.3.4.2 Event Log

Content Module's event list contains information, warning, and error messages
stored as event; time stamp indicates when it appeared or ended.
Note: Event level can be No Error, Warning or Error.

Fig. 3.19 Event Log

Operating elements

Allows displaying events either from the RX only, TX only or all modules at
the same time.

Allows ascendant sorting of events by sequence number, time stamp, event


code, etc.

Reads all available events from the radio and shows them in the table.

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Stores the events list to the formatted text file. A standard MS Windows
API file dialog will pop up when this operation is invoked.

Clears the whole event list (also in radio). The user is not prompted to
confirm that the log should really be cleared.

3.3.4.3 Monitor

Content Used to monitor all parameters that are read-only and do not belong to any
other category.
Monitored parameters read out from the radio are shown in the table.
Note: When click here for details is pressed, a subpanel will be shown
with appropriate GUI elements to display the given structured data type.
This subpanel has an "OK" button to finish viewing.
Session type is related to the actual status of the R&S ZS 4200 connection.

Fig. 3.20 Monitor

Operating elements

Allows a continuous polling of monitored parameters (useful for


troubleshooting). Active only when monitored parameters are displayed.

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Refresh list of monitored parameters (applicable only in case continuous


polling is disabled).

3.3.4.4 Software Versions

Function Software versions in both partitions read out from the radio as well as the
currently booted partition numbers are shown in the table.

Fig. 3.21 Software Versions

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3.3.5 Software Update

Function The software update provides an automatic software upload procedure that
compares the current software versions of the radio with the software
package contained on the R&S CD ROM. If desired, the user can decide to
install an older software package using the R&S CD ROM as well.
Note: Do not plug/unplug any USB devices while the software update is
running.
Note: During the software upload the radio does not support any remote
control session. All remote-controlled connections will be interrupted.
Note: Depending on the currently installed firmware version and the target
version, ZS4200 may need to upgrade the Tx-USB, Rx-USB or MMI-USB
components during the USB software update. For example, this is
necessary if the radio is updated from firmware version 7.1x to 11.x.
In these cases, the ZS4200 will show the following popup message.

Fig. 3.22 USB Update

When this popup message appears, Microsoft Windows is installing the


drivers that are needed to flash the Tx-USB, Rx-USB or MMI-USB
microcontroller components inside the radio.

WARNING Do not press the button Continue Flashing until the drivers have been
successfully installed!

In general, the drivers are automatically installed in the background. A


notification in the bottom-right corner of the computer screen will indicate
that the drivers have been successfully installed. In rare cases, it may be
necessary to manually step through the Found New Hardware Wizard.
Note that the driver initialization may require more time if the Tx-USB, Rx-
USB or MMI-USB are updated for the first time with the used ZS4200
installation.

It is recommended that all versions on the radio be identical with the


versions on CD ROM.

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Fig. 3.23 Software Update

ATTENTION The R&S ZS 4200 application updates via USB always the Partition 1, no
matter which partition (P1 or P2) is the radio booted from. The table shows
versions of the currently used software (booted from P1 or P2). The radio
will boot from Partition 1 when the software update is finished.

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Operating elements

Path where the software package of software modules is stored.

WARNING Do not change the Software Package file name.


Otherwise, the R&S ZS 4200 application will not run correctly.

Uploadable software modules are displayed in the list.

Software update will start immediately when this operation is confirmed.


The result of the software update will be placed into the table step-by-step
and graphically marked if failed, or succeeded. If the operation takes a long
time, a progress bar will appear until the operation is finished.

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3.3.6 Remote Software Update

Function The remote software update provides an automatic remote software upload
procedure via the LAN interface. It compares the current software versions
in each memory partition (P1, P2) of the radio with the selected update
software package, contained on the R&S CD ROM. If desired, the user can
decide to install an older software package using the R&S CD ROM as well.
Note: Do not start the software update via USB while the remote update via
LAN is running.
Note: It is necessary to have the TCP/IP ports 21, 8001 and 8002 enabled
if a firewall is installed.
Note: In rare cases the radio restart takes up to 5 minutes after the
software update. Make sure the radio is not restarted during that time.

Fig. 3.24 Remote Update

Operating elements

Path where the software package of software modules is stored.

WARNING
Do not change the Software Package file name.
Otherwise, the R&S ZS 4200 application will not run correctly.

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The user has to enter a valid FTP login and password before starting the
remote software update. It is also possible to set the speed of the data
transfer.
Note: The FTP login and account data have to be set via the setting table
(see chapter 3.3.3.1).

Remote software update will start immediately when this operation is


confirmed. A progress bar will appear until the operation is finished see
the picture below.

Fig. 3.25 Remote Update running

The radio will be rebooted and the software will be loaded from the selected
partition (P1, P2) at the start-up.

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3.3.7 Options

Function This tab is used for activation or deactivation of device features by using
option keys. There are two types of keys activation option keys and
deactivation option keys. All keys are generated by Rohde & Schwarz as
XML files. The activation/deactivation option keys can be entered either as
a path to the XML file or a manually typed string.
Note: This feature is available only on the USB interface.
Note: The device has to be prepared in the production to support the option
keys. Otherwise an error message appears on the bottom of the page (see
Fig. 3.26).
Note: To activate an option the particular activation key has to be loaded
and the radio software has to support this option. Otherwise, a software
update has to be performed.

Fig. 3.26 Options

Operating elements

Reads all active options from the radio and shows them in a table.

Writes the entered option key into the radio.

Selects the file path entry as the option key source.

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Selects the string entry as the option key source.

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3.3.8 About

Information The About tab contains information about the version and part number of
the software.

Fig. 3.27 About

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4 Operation
This chapter This chapter describes typical operating procedures of the R&S ZS 4200.
Operations that are typical for MS Windows are not explained in detail.
Further Chapter 3 describes the R&S ZS 4200 software and its options.
information

4.1 Starting a Session

4.1.1 Running the Radio

Switch on the radio following the instructions in its operating manual (see
chapter 2 in the operating manual of the radio).
If the radio is in operation, it can be connected with the service PC via USB
or LAN.

4.1.2 Starting the Software

Starting the 1. Start the R&S ZS 4200 program by selecting:


program Start/Program/ZS4200 Service and Maintenance Tool/
ZS4200 Application
After starting the program, it is necessary to load the specific command
set file of the radio, which you will remote control. This command set
file is a part of the software distribution package (DS 4200 CD ROM).
Every radio needs its own specific command set file. This command set
file is than copied to the default command set file (CommandSet.bin)
Loading the 2. Insert the CD ROM containing the DS 4200 software file in a CD ROM
command set file drive.
3. Click the button in the Main window below.
An MS Windows Open dialog will open.
4. Select the command set file CommandSet_<part number>.bin located
on the subdirectory command set in the R&S ZS 4200 software
application or DS 4200 software file S4200_<part
number>_fw_release_<release version>.bin distributed on the DS
4200 CD ROM and click OK.
The command set file is loaded and the R&S ZS 4200 program (PC)
can be connected with the radio.

WARNING
Do not change the Software Package file name.
Otherwise, the R&S ZS 4200 application will not run correctly.

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3.

Fig. 4.1 Loading the command set file

Note: If you run the R&S ZS 4200 program with more radios of the same
model one after another, the specific command set file has to be loaded
only once.

4.1.3 USB Connection

Note: It is recommended that the radio and the Windows PC are booted
before the USB cable is connected.
Note: Only one radio at a time may be connected with the R&S ZS 4200 via
USB.

USB connection The R&S Series 4200 radio can be connected to the service PC via a USB
cable. The USB device connector is on the front panel of the radio (see
chapter 3 in the operating manual of the radio).
Installing the USB When the initial USB connection is done or the USB port on the PC is
driver changed, MS Windows will install the USB drivers for the radio.
MS Windows finds it automatically. A MS Windows dialog will open.
After USB After the USB connection with installed drivers is established, basic
connection information about the devices found on the USB bus is displayed.

4.1.4 LAN Connection

LAN connection The R&S Series 4200 radio can be connected to the service PC via a LAN
cable. The LAN device connector(s) is on the back panel of the radio (see
chapter 3 in the operating manual of the radio).
After LAN After the LAN connection specified by the IP address(es) is established,
connection basic information about the device is displayed.

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4.2 Running a Session


After starting After starting the program, the main window of the R&S ZS 4200 Service &
Maintenance Tool is displayed. There is no radio selected and therefore no
connection present.

Fig. 4.2 Running a session

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4.2.1 Connecting to the Radio

1. Click the Devices tab.


The basic information about the devices found on the USB bus is
displayed.
2. Select Connection type: USB or LAN.
3. In case of the LAN connection, select the IP Address Type: IPv4 or
IPv6.
4. By (un)checking the checkboxes in front of the module IP Addresses, is
it possible to enable/disable the usage of the IP address. For example,
for a transmitter, only the IP address field for the transmitter shall be
checked. Disabling (unchecking) of the IP Address has the same effect
as leaving it empty.
5. Fill out the IP Addresses for RX and TX module, if contained in the
radio.
Note: The application checks the Inventory during establishing
connection. In case of an inconsistency of the data received from RX
and TX module, the connection fails.
6. Click the Connect button.
If the radio is connected, the message Connected and the radio data
are displayed.
Note: If you press the Disconnect button, the radio is disconnected
again.
Note: The detailed parameter description could be found in the
operating manual.
Note: If disconnection is performed during data transfer between radio
and PC, a reboot of the radio may occur. This reboot is caused by a
watchdog event. To delete the event form the MMI, it is necessary to
reboot the radio manually.

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6.

1.

Fig. 4.3 Connecting to the radio (USB)

6.

1.

3. 4. 5.

2.

Fig. 4.4 Connecting to the radio (LAN)

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4.2.2 Configuration

You can perform the following operations:


Loading a configuration from the radio (see chapter 4.2.2.1).
Saving a configuration to a file (see chapter 4.2.2.2).
Changing the parameters (see chapter 4.2.2.3).
Uploading the configuration to the radio (see chapter 4.2.2.4).
Cloning a configuration (see chapter 4.2.7).

4.2.2.1 Loading a Configuration from the Radio

1. Click on the Configuration tab.


2. Click on the Settings subtab.
The subtab Settings is displayed with the current configuration
parameters of the radio.

3.
1.
2.

Fig. 4.5 Loading the configuration from the radio

3. Click the Read from Radio button to refresh the configuration


parameters.

Note: The detailed parameter description could be found in the operating


manual (see chapter 3.3).

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4.2.2.2 Saving a Configuration to a File

Saving Click the Write to file button to save the configuration.


An MS Windows Save to dialog will open. The default file name
cfg_radio1.bks is suggested, but it can be overwritten.
Loading Click the Read from File button to load the configuration.
An MS Windows Load from dialog will open.

4.2.2.3 Changing the Configuration

Change the parameter settings by clicking in the entry fields, combo box
fields, or string fields.

Fig. 4.6 Changing the settings via entry fields

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Fig. 4.7 Changing the settings via combo box fields

4.2.2.4 Uploading the Configuration to the Radio

Interactive mode 1. To upload changes in the Configuration, the radio has to be switched
into the Interactive mode. To do so, click on the Interactive button in
the lower right corner. Subsequently, the Interactive mode is displayed
in the connection status line [Connected (Interactive mode)] and the
Interactive service message is shown on the Radio display.
2. Click the Write to Radio button to upload the configuration to the
radio. If the radio is in the non-interactive mode, a warning message is
displayed and the write operation is ignored.
Note: In the Interactive mode (service mode) of the R&S ZS 4200, the USB
cable shall not be disconnected from the Radio or PC before leaving the
Interactive mode via SW button. When the USB cable is disconnected
during the Interactive mode, the radio reboots. In rare cases the reboot can
fail. In this case it is necessary to load the radio software again using the
R&S ZS 4200."

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2.

1. 3.

Fig. 4.8 Uploading the configuration to the radio

Non-Interactive 3. After making all changes in the interactive mode, click the
mode Non Interactive button to switch off the interactive mode.
The radio will reboot and the parameters in the radio database will be
updated. The radio has to be reconnected for further configuration via
the R&S ZS 4200 (see chapter 4.2.1). The radio will be reconnected
after the reboot automatically.
Note: If the radio parameters are configured in the interactive mode and the
USB connection is lost for some reason, in some cases the radio does not
reboot automatically. (This reboot is absolutely required to activate the new
configuration parameters.) In this case, it is necessary to restart the radio
manually.

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4.2.3 Preset Pages Parameters

You can perform the following operations:


Loading the preset pages parameters from the radio (see chapter
4.2.3.1).
Saving the preset pages parameters to the radio (see chapter 4.2.3.2).
Changing the preset pages parameters (see chapter 4.2.3.3).
Uploading the preset pages parameters to the radio (see chapter
4.2.3.4).

4.2.3.1 Loading the Preset Pages Parameters from the Radio

1. Click on the Configuration tab.


2. Click on the Preset Pages subtab.
3. Click the Read from Radio button to load the preset pages
parameters. The operation may take several seconds. Preset pages
parameters are not automatically loaded from the radio when the
subtab is selected.
All 200 preset parameters are displayed.

3.
1.
2.

Fig. 4.9 Loading the preset pages parameters from the radio

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4.2.3.2 Saving the Preset Pages Parameters to a File

Saving Click the Write to File button to save the preset pages.
An MS Windows Save to dialog will open. The default file name
pre_radio1.bks is suggested, but it can be overwritten.
Loading Click the Read from File button to load the preset pages.
An MS Windows Load from dialog will open.

4.2.3.3 Changing the Preset Pages Parameters

Change the parameter settings by clicking in the entry fields or combo box
fields.

Fig. 4.10 Changing the preset pages parameters via entry fields

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Fig. 4.11 Changing the preset pages parameters via combo box fields

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4.2.3.4 Uploading the Preset Pages Parameters to the Radio

Interactive mode 1. To upload changes in the Preset Pages, the Radio has to be switched
into the Interactive mode. To do so, click on the Interactive button in
the lower right corner. Subsequently, the Interactive mode is displayed
in the connection status line [Connected (Interactive mode)] and the
Interactive service message is shown on the Radio display.
2. Click the Write to Radio button to upload the preset pages parameters
to the radio. If the radio is in the non-interactive mode, a warning
message is displayed and the write operation is ignored.

2.

1. 3.

Fig. 4.12 Uploading the preset pages parameters to the radio

Non-Interactive 3. After making all changes in the interactive mode, click the
mode Non Interactive button to switch off the interactive mode.
The radio is rebooted and the parameters in the radio database are
updated. The radio has to be reconnected for further configuration via
the R&S ZS 4200 (see chapter 4.2.1). The radio will be reconnected
after the reboot automatically.

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4.2.4 CBIT Configuration

You can perform the following operations:


Loading the CBIT configuration from a radio (see chapter 4.2.4.1).
Saving the CBIT configuration to a file (see chapter 4.2.4.2).
Changing the CBIT configuration (see chapter 4.2.4.3).
Uploading the CBIT configuration to the radio (see chapter 4.2.4.4).

4.2.4.1 Loading the CBIT Configuration from the Radio

1. Click the Configuration tab.


2. Click the CBIT subtab.
The CBIT configuration of the radio is displayed.

3.
1.

2.

Fig. 4.13 Loading the CBIT configuration from the radio

3. Click the Read from Radio button to refresh the CBIT configuration.

Note: The detailed parameter description could be found in the operating


manual (see chapter 3.3).

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4.2.4.2 Saving the CBIT Configuration to a File

Saving Click the Write to File button to save the CBIT configuration.
An MS Windows Save to dialog will open; the file name
cbit_radio_1.bks is suggested.
Loading Click the Read from File button to load the CBIT configuration.
An MS Windows Load from dialog will open.

4.2.4.3 Changing the CBIT Configuration

Change the parameter settings by clicking in the combo box fields.

Fig. 4.14 Changing the CBIT configuration via combo box fields

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4.2.4.4 Uploading the CBIT Configuration to the Radio

Interactive mode 1. To upload changes in the CBIT Configuration, the Radio has to be
switched into the Interactive mode. To do so, click on the Interactive
button in the lower right corner. Subsequently, the Interactive mode is
displayed in the connection status line [Connected (Interactive mode)]
and the Interactive service message is shown on the Radio display
2. Click the Write to Radio button to upload the preset parameters to the
radio. If the radio is in the non-interactive mode, a warning message is
displayed and the write operation is ignored.

2.

1. 3.

Fig. 4.15 Uploading the CBIT configuration to the radio

Non-Interactive 3. Click the Non Interactive button to switch off the interactive mode.
mode The radio is reset and the parameters are updated. The radio has to be
reconnected for further configuration via the R&S ZS 4200 (see chapter
4.2.1). The radio will be reconnected after the reboot automatically.

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4.2.5 Adjustment Parameters

You can perform the following operations:


Loading the parameters from the radio (see chapter 4.2.5.1).
Changing the parameters (see chapter 4.2.5.2).
Note: Remote or Interactive mode is needed on LAN interface to change
the Adjustment parameters.

4.2.5.1 Loading the Adjustment Parameters from the Radio

Loading 1. Click the Configuration tab.


2. Click the Adjustment subtab.
Parameters are automatically read from the radio when the subtab is
selected.
3. To refresh the displayed values, click the Read from Radio button to
load the setting parameters.

Note: The detailed parameter description could be found in the operating


manual.

3.
1.
2.

Fig. 4.16 Loading the adjustment parameters from the radio

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4.2.5.2 Changing the Adjustment Parameters

Change the parameter settings by clicking in the entry fields. Parameters


will be automatically written to the radio after changing.
Note: It is possible to change the Adjustment parameters in the Non-
interactive mode on the USB interface. On the LAN interface, Remote or
Interactive mode is needed (see chapter 3.1.3).

Fig. 4.17 Changing the adjustment parameters via entry fields

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4.2.6 Operational Parameters

You can perform the following operations:


Loading the operational parameters from the radio (see chapter
4.2.6.1).
Changing the operational parameters (see chapter 4.2.6.2).
Saving the operational parameters to a file (see chapter 4.2.6.3).

4.2.6.1 Loading the Operational Parameters from the Radio

Loading 1. Click the Configuration tab.


2. Click the Operational subtab. Parameters are automatically read from
the radio when the subtab is selected.
3. To refresh the displayed values, click the Read from Radio button to
load the setting parameters.
Note: The detailed parameter description could be found in the operating
manual.

3.
1.
2.

4.

Fig. 4.18 Loading the operational parameters from the radio

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4.2.6.2 Changing the Operational Parameters

1. Click the Local Mode button (USB interface) or Remote Mode button
(LAN Interface).
Note: MMI operational settings can not be modified via LAN, therefore the
appropriate RX and TX module settings will be used instead (see chapter
3.3.3.5).
2. Change the parameter settings by clicking in the entry fields.
Parameters will be automatically written to the radio after changing.
Note: The Local mode can only be accessed in the USB connection and
Remote mode can be accessed in the LAN connection.
Note: If the radio is already in the Interactive mode, the Local mode or
Remote mode can not be entered, and the Local mode button and
Remote mode button are disabled. Neverthless, the operational
parameters can be changed in this case.

Fig. 4.19 Changing the operational parameters via entry fields

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Fig. 4.20 Changing the operational parameters via combo box fields

4.2.6.3 Saving the Operational Parameters to a File

Saving Click the Write to file button to save the configuration.


An MS Windows Save to dialog will open. The default file name
opr_radio1.bks is suggested, but it can be overwritten.
Loading Click the Read from File button to load the configuration.
An MS Windows Load from dialog will open.

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4.2.7 Cloning a Radio Configuration

Introduction The cloning feature is very helpful for replacing defective radios in a rack.
Cloning data comprise from the following:
Predefined settings (parameters internally designated as clonable)
Preset pages
CBIT
Adjustment parameters (parameters internally designed as clonable)
Operational parameters (MMI settings can not be modified via LAN
interface or cloned, therefore appropriate RX and TX module settings
will be used for cloning, see chapter 3.3.3.5)

ATTENTION A cloning file must be used only with the CommandSet version applied
during creation of the cloning file. The cloning file must be also used with
the same device type (VHF, UHF). Otherwise, using the cloning file with
another CommandSet version and/or device type can lead to an
unexpected behaviour of the R&S ZS 4200 application and/or the radio.

4.2.7.1 Loading the Radio Configuration from the Source Radio

Preparing the 1. Connect the source radio to clone the radio configuration (see chapter
source radio 4.1.3 and 4.2.1).
for the cloning 2. Click on the Configuration tab.
3. Click on the Settings subtab.
The subtab settings are displayed with the current configuration
parameters of the radio.
4. Click in the Cloning Mode box.
Now, the clonable radio configuration can be read out from the
connected radio and can be saved as a file with the extension .cln.
Note: Cloning files with the .clo extension, created by previous versions
of the R&S ZS 4200 application (v7.0.3.0 and older), can be used for
uploading of the configuration to the radio as well.
Note: The parameters, specific for each radio, will not be cloned. For
example the TCXO (and OCXO, if installed), IP address, etc. For the
complete list, please refer to the operating manual of the radio.

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5.
2.
3.

6.

4.

Fig. 4.21 Loading the radio configuration from the source radio

Loading a 5. Click the Read from Radio button to load the clonable configuration
configuration parameters.
from the radio
Saving a 6. Click the Write to file button to save the radio configuration.
configuration An MS Windows Save to dialog will open. The default file name
to the file cfg_radio1.cln is suggested, but it can be overwritten.
Note: The detailed parameter description could be found in the operating
manual (see chapter 3.3)

4.2.7.2 Uploading the Radio Configuration to the Destination Radio

Preparing the 1. Connect the destination radio to clone the radio configuration (see
destination radio chapter 4.1.3 and 4.2.1).
for the cloning 2. Click on the Configuration tab.
3. Click on the Settings subtab.
The subtab settings are displayed with the current configuration
parameters of the radio.
4. Click in the Cloning Mode box.
Now, the clonable radio configuration can be loaded from a file with the
extension .cln and can be written to the connected radio.
Note: The parameters, specific for each radio, will not be cloned. For
example the TCXO (and OCXO, if installed), IP address, etc. For the
complete list, please refer to the operating manual of the radio.

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ATTENTION A cloning file must be used only with the CommandSet version applied
during creation of the cloning file. The cloning file must be also used with
the same device type (VHF, UHF). Otherwise, using the cloning file with
another CommandSet version and/or device type can lead to an
unexpected behaviour of the R&S ZS 4200 application and/or the radio.

2. 6.
3.
5.

4.

Fig. 4.22 Uploading the radio configuration to the destination radio

Loading a 5. Click the Read from File button to load the radio configuration.
configuration An MS Windows Load from dialog will open.
from the file

Uploading a 6. Click the Write to Radio button to upload the configuration to the
configuration radio. If the radio is in the non-interactive mode, a warning message is
to the radio displayed and the write operation is ignored. (see chapter 4.2.2.4).

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4.2.8 Updating the Software Modules

Note: We recommend that the radio configuration data are cloned before
performing an update of the software modules (see chapter 4.2.7). After the
software update, the cloned parameters have to be reinstalled.
Note: Do not plug/unplug any USB devices while the software update is
running.
Updating the 1. Click the Software Update tab.
software modules Uploadable software modules are displayed in the table.

1.

Fig. 4.23 Uploadable software modules

2. Insert the file name and path where the software package of software
modules is stored into the Software Package field.
In the table, the current version and the update version of the software
modules are displayed.

WARNING Do not change the Software Package file name.


Otherwise, the R&S ZS 4200 application will not run correctly.

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3. Click the Start Update button to start the software update.


The result of the software update will be placed into the table step-by-
step and graphically marked if failed, or succeeded. If the operation
takes a long time, a progress bar will appear until the operation is
finished.

3.

2.

Fig. 4.24 Updating the software modules

ATTENTION The R&S ZS 4200 application updates via USB always the Partition 1, no
matter which partition (P1 or P2) is the radio booted from. The table shows
versions of the currently used software (booted from P1 or P2). The radio
will boot from Partition 1 when the software update is finished.

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4.2.9 Remote Update of the Software Modules

Remote Software 1. Click the Remote Update via LAN tab.


Update The IP Address for RX and TX module will be updated with the entries
made on the Devices tab. Radio part number and serial number will be
read out and displayed and software part number and version in each
partition will be read out and displayed in the Partition 1 and Partition
2 sections.

1.

Fig. 4.25 Remote software update

2. Insert the file name and path where the software package of software
modules is stored into the Software Package field.
Software part number and version contained in the package will be
displayed in the Package section.

WARNING Do not change the Software Package file name.


Otherwise, the R&S ZS 4200 application will not run correctly.

3. Enter a valid FTP login and password for the file transfer and select the
transfer speed.
Note: The FTP login and account data have to be set via the setting table
(see chapter 3.3.3.1).
4. Click the Start Update button to start the software update.
Remote software update will start immediately when this operation is
confirmed. A progress bar will appear until the operation is finished.

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2. 4.

3.

Fig. 4.26 Starting remote software update

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4.2.10 Options

Note: This feature is available only on the USB interface.


Note: The device has to be prepared in the production to support the option
keys. Otherwise an error message appears on the bottom of the page (see
Fig. 3.26).
Note: To activate an option the particular activation key has to be loaded
and the radio software has to support this option. Otherwise, a software
update has to be performed.
1. Click the Options tab.
The active options list is displayed in the table.
2. Click the Read from Radio button to refresh the active options list.

1.
2.

Fig. 4.27 Active options

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4.
3.

5.

Fig. 4.28 Option key selection

3. Select the activation/deactivation option key source.


4. Insert the file name and path where the activation/deactivation option
key XML file is stored into the file selection line or type the option key
manually into the entry field.
5. Click the Write to Radio button to start the option key installation to
the radio.
The radio will be restarted automatically and the list of active options
will be updated afterwards. A progress bar will be displayed until the
operation is finished.

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5 Index

A M
About ................................................................ 3.35 Monitor .............................................................. 3.26
Adjustment ........................................................ 3.18
Change......................................................... 4.18 N
Read from Radio .......................................... 4.17 Non interactive .................................................... 3.2
Applications (Register)........................................ 3.9 Not connected ..................................................... 3.7

C O
CBIT ........................................................ 3.17, 3.24 Operation............................................................. 4.1
Change......................................................... 4.15 Operational ........................................................ 3.20
Read from Radio .......................................... 4.14 Change ......................................................... 4.20
Write to File .................................................. 4.15 Read from Radio ........................................... 4.19
Write to Radio............................................... 4.16 Write to File ................................................... 4.21
Change Options .............................................. 3.4, 3.33, 4.29
Adjustment ................................................... 4.18 P
CBIT ............................................................. 4.15 Parameter setting ................................................ 3.1
Operational ................................................... 4.20 Poll CBIT ........................................................... 3.24
Preset Pages ................................................ 4.11 Preface ................................................................ 1.1
Settings .......................................................... 4.7 Preset Pages ..................................................... 3.16
Clear (Event Log).............................................. 3.25 Change ......................................................... 4.11
Clear Log ............................................................ 3.8 Read from Radio ........................................... 4.10
Cloning ............................................................. 4.22 Write to File ................................................... 4.11
Command Set File ..................................... 3.10, 4.1 Write to Radio ............................................... 4.13
Configuration .................................................... 3.13
CBIT .................................................... 3.17, 4.14 Q
Operational .......................................... 3.20, 4.19 Qualification......................................................... 1.2
Preset Pages ....................................... 3.16, 4.10
Settings ................................................. 3.14, 4.6 R
Connect ............................................................ 3.10 Read from Radio
Devices .......................................................... 4.4 Adjustment ........................................... 3.18, 4.17
Connected .......................................................... 3.7 CBIT .............................................................. 4.14
Connection Failed ............................................... 3.7 Event Log ...................................................... 3.25
Continuous Polling ............................................ 3.26 Operational ................................................... 4.19
Preset Pages ................................................ 4.10
D Settings ........................................................... 4.6
Data sheet .......................................................... 1.1 Refresh .............................................................. 3.26
Devices ............................................................. 3.10 Register ............................................................... 3.9
Connect .......................................................... 4.4 Remote mode ...................................................... 3.3
Directory (installation) ......................................... 2.6 Remote Update ................................. 3.4, 3.31, 4.27
Disconnect ........................................................ 3.10 Requirements ...................................................... 1.1
Run
E Radio............................................................... 4.1
Event Log ......................................................... 3.25 Session ........................................................... 4.3
F S
Features ............................................................. 1.1 Save to File
Files (installation) ................................................ 2.6 Event Log ...................................................... 3.25
Functions (Register) ........................................... 3.9 Inventory ....................................................... 3.12
I Log .................................................................. 3.8
Installation .......................................................... 2.1 Status ............................................................ 3.24
Interactive ........................................................... 3.2 Session................................................................ 4.3
Inventory ........................................................... 3.12 Settings ............................................................. 3.14
Change ........................................................... 4.7
L Read from Radio ............................................. 4.6
Local mode ......................................................... 3.3 Write to File ..................................................... 4.7
Log Write to Radio ................................................. 4.8
Application status ........................................... 3.8 Show Log ............................................................ 3.8
Event ............................................................ 3.25 Software
Show .............................................................. 3.8 Module List.................................................... 3.28
Package ........................................................ 3.28

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Start Update ................................................. 4.25 W


Update............................................ 3.1, 3.4, 3.28 Write to File
Software Versions............................................. 3.27 CBIT .............................................................. 4.15
Start Operational ................................................... 4.21
Session .......................................................... 4.1 Preset Pages ................................................ 4.11
Software ......................................................... 4.1 Settings ........................................................... 4.7
Start Update ..................................................... 3.28 Write to Radio
Software Modules......................................... 4.25 Adjustment .................................................... 3.18
Status ............................................................... 3.24 CBIT .............................................................. 4.16
Structure (installation) ......................................... 2.6 Preset Pages ................................................ 4.13
Settings ........................................................... 4.8
U
Uninstallation ...................................................... 2.8

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6 Appendix

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