I want to use dc-blocks in my measurements with an E5062A Network Analyzer and I would like to know if I can avoid their influence regarding losses and phase. Which are the steps I need to follow during the calibration in order to do that?
The reference plane is defined by the calibration kit definitions, but traditionally it is where you are connecting the coaxial standards. Meaning that if you put a dc block on the test port and then add a cable and calibrate at the end of your cable, that is where the calibration reference plane will be.
Ok. Thank you very much. I'll try to do it as you suggest, but the end connectors (bnc) of the dc-blocks are not the same as the ones of the standards (N), so I must use additional adapters... Is there any other way to locate the reference plane after the dc-blocks?
I will try to do it connecting the standards at the end of the following "chain":