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HP 8410C NETWORK ANALYSER 
The HP 8410C Network Analyser mainframe operates from 110MHz to 18GHz. It contains tuning circuits when used with the HP 8620C Sweep Oscillator, IF amplifiers and precision IF attenuator. It needs the HP 8411A Harmonic Frequency Converter to provide input reference and test channels and the 8412B, 8413A or 8414A display plug-in units. Cost new $4,400 in 1980. A HP Manual (B version) was downloaded from the Web (with 8411A).

Front panel showing space for plug-in units
Front panel showing controls
Rear panel showing connections
Note the special 9 Pin Plug connection to the 8411A, a very rare connector.

External Connections

Front Panel
None

Rear Panel
POWER [CEE22 Plug]
FREQ REF INPUT [BNC]
SOURCE CONTROL [Amphenol 'Blue' Socket 14 Way]
SWEEP REF INPUT [BNC]
TEST CHANNEL OUT [BNC]
REF CHANNEL OUT [BNC]
TEST PHASE [BNC]
BLANK [BNC]
INPUT [Special]
SYNTH IN [BNC]
IF OUT [BNC]
BLANK IN [BNC]
SWITCH SENSE [BNC]

Amphenol Blue 24 way Connector for 8407A, 8410C, 8418A Mainframes and 8412B, 8414A, 8414A Plug-Ins, see Network Analyser Internal Connections for details.


March 2007

Bought the 8410C (S/N 2416A) on eBay FR together with a 8411A & 8414A.


February 2010

Made a HP 8120-2208 Source Control Cable to connect the 8410C to the 8620C Sweep Oscillator.


February 2015

Bought a HP 86290B RF Plug-In for use with the 8620C to provide 2GHz to 18.6GHz sweep capability.

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