You can control the amplifier (for example switching it on and off, changing bands etc.) by clicking on the buttons in the upper software panel and/or by using the Amplifier Menu. Note: the Auto Tune function works only if you have the AlphaMAX™ Firmware upgrade installed.
The Alpha 87A has seven amplifier states. The amplifier state is always shown in the lower panel of the software.
|None||The amplifier is not available. This can have several reasons. The power cord is not connected, a main amplifier fuse is blown, the RS232 serial port cable is not connected, a wrong COM port was selected or a wrong baud rate.|
|Off||The amplifier is available but off.|
|PowerOn||The amplifier was just switched on an runs through the Power-On sequence. This takes a few seconds.|
|WarmUp||The amplifiier warms up for almost three minutes. The remaining warm-up time is shown in the lower panel of the software.|
|On||The amplifier reports an On state after the warm-up.|
|Standby||The ampliier is operating but it is in Standby mode.|
|Operate||The amplifier is operating and in Operate mode.|