SAVE DATALOGGER: How to automatically record and record all the measurements of various TV and CATV channels already pre-tuned to an AUTOMATIC or MANUAL memory plan and save them to the DATA LOGGER ''DATA FILE''


1) This STANDARD PROCEDURE is valid for all ROVER and PRIME DIGITAL models with SINGLE DISPLAY TFT color, writing and graphics can vary from model to model
2) For TOUCH-SCREEN models, you can select functions directly without rotating the ENCODER.

For the HD TAB 4, TAB 7, TAB 9 and PROTAB series

The "SAVE DATALOGGER" function allows you to automatically perform all the measurements of the various pre-preset TV and CATV channels within a preset, manual (MANUxx) or automatic (AUTOxx) memory plan.

The measures taken will be saved directly into the internal memory of the instrument and then displayed or printed through the interface program for P.C. "ROVER S.M.A.R.T. PRO" or, only in the models provided, they can be stored in a memory (MEMORY STICK) inserted in the "USB A" port of the instrument.

  • Click here if you want to download the "ROVER S.M.A.R.T. PRO Interface Program User Guide" in pdf format.


  • To create an AUTOxx automatic TV storage plan, click here and consult the following "F.A.Q.": "AUTOMEMORY TV: How to automatically store all existing TV channels in a city, building, or CATV network";
  • To create a manual TV memory plan "MANUxx", click here and consult the following "F.A.Q." "MANUMEMORY: How to create a TV MANUAL MEMORY PLAN directly in the instrument via its keyboard".


1) Turn on the instrument,

2) Make sure you have selected your language,

3) Make sure you have selected the TV or CATV operation mode,

4) Rotate the encoder and select the "MEMORY" icon (see figure 1),

Figure 1: HOME MENU, MEMORY icon selection

5) Press the encoder to confirm,

6) Rotate the encoder and select the item "SAVE DATALOGGER" (see Figure 2),

Figure 2: SAVE DATALOGGER selection

7) Press the encoder to confirm,

8) Press the encoder again and select "FROM FILE:",

9) Rotate the encoder and select the manual memory plan, eg "MANU 2" (see figure 3) or automatic, eg "AUTO 1" on which to measure (LOGGER) (see figure 4),

Figure 3: Selecting a manual memory plan, for example "MANU 2"

Figure 4: Selecting an Auto Memory Plan, for example "AUTO 1"

10) Press the encoder to confirm,

11) Rotate the encoder and select the "Data File" entry,

12) Press the encoder to confirm,

13) Rotate the encoder and select "LOGGER" number where saving the measurements, for example "LOG. 1" (see figure 5),

  • NOTE: Available loggers are 99. The logger is the root directory where you can save all the measurements later: POINT 1, POINT 2, POINT 3, and so on. The main folder eg. LOG. 1, LOG. 2, LOG. 3 etc. Identifies the house, building or staircase inside a condominium (eg Scale A, B, C, etc.), while POINT 1, POINT 2, POINT 3 etc. Represent the single TV socket inside the apartment.
Figure 5: LOG number selection, for example "LOG. 1"

14) Press the encoder to confirm,

  • NOTE: After selecting LOG number to save the measurements, the instrument automatically proposes the first free available "Point", such as "POINT 1". Each LOG has 20 points. The Point equals the number of grips where the measurements are to be taken (see figure 6)
Figure 6: First free available POINT, eg "POINT 1"

15) "STOP & GO" function: The "STOP & GO" function is used ONLY if you have stored mixed manual memory plans, ie both TV channels and SAT transponders. If the manual memory plan contains only TV channels, leave the factory default value "NO" if it contains mixed TV CATV and SAT channels select "YES",

16) "LCN" function: If you want to save the analyzed information on the digital terrestrial channel (MUX), network name, channel name, LCN numbering, etc. Rotate the encoder and select "LCN:", press the encoder to confirm, rotate the encoder and select "ON" (see figure 7), then press the encoder to confirm, 

  • IMPORTANT: All relevant LCN information is available EXCLUSIVELY after exporting the measurements (LOGGER) to the PC through the interface program for P.C. "ROVER S.M.A.R.T. PRO" and then exported to a spreadsheet, and Excel;
  • NOTE: With the LCN function set to "ON", the execution of the LOGGER takes a longer time.
 Figure 7: "ON"LCN selection

17) Power supply "TERR DC@RF": If required, rotate the encoder and select the power supply voltage to be supplied to the system (preamplifier, line amplifier, etc.): 5V, 12V, 18V or 24VDC And press the encoder to confirm the selected voltage (see figure 8),

Figure 8: "12V" power supply selection

18) MEMORY DEVICE MEMORY DEVICE: If you want to save the measurements directly to an external memory (MEMORY STICK) connected to the "USB A" port of the instrument, press the encoder and select "MEMORY DEV.": "The "USB" entry (see figure 9, only for the predefined models),

  • NOTE: The instrument is normally set to "INTERNAL" and all measurements are saved directly into the instrument memory and subsequently downloadable from the instrument to the PC via the S.M.A.R.T. PC Interface Programmer. PRO.
Figure 9: "USB" External MEMORY DEVICE selection

19) Rotate the encoder and select the "START SAVE" entry (See Figure 10),

  • NOTE: If the word "START OVERWRITE?" appears the selected Point (eg POINT 1) will be overwritten and will clear the previous measurements.
Figure 10: Select "START SAVE?"

20) Premi l'encoder per per avviare le misure,

20) Press the encoder to start the measurements,

21) Execution of measures (LOGGER) in progress (see figure 11),

  • NOTE: Each "colored squared" represents the "QUALITY" of the measured channel: GREEN = PASS, ORANGE = MARGINAL, RED = FAIL
  • To know which channel matches, at the end of the LOGGER, select "RECALL" (see point 23 and figure 13).
Figure 11: Performing measurements in progress

22) At the end of the measurements (LOGGER), the word "COMPLETED" will appear, select "RECALL?" and press the encoder if you want to recall and display the measurements (LOGGER) directly on the instrument screen (see figures 12 and 13),

Figure 12: Performing completed measurements, selecting "RECALL?"

23) Rotate the encoder to navigate between measurements (see figure 13),

Figure 13: Example of a DATALOGGER recalled
directly on the instrument screen

24) Or select "EXIT" and press the encoder to exit the screen (see Figure 12 and 14),

Figure 14: Execution of completed measurements, "EXIT" selection
  • NOTE: By selecting "EXIT", the instrument is predisposed AUTOMATICALLY to effect other LOGGERs in the same "Data File" selected, for example "LOG.1", and automatically save the measurements to the next free "Point" in the example "POINT 2" (see Figure 15),
Figure 15: Select "START SAVE?" in the next free "Point".

25) If you want to start an additional LOGGER, select "START SAVE" again and press the encoder to confirm.

  • To recall the already recorded measurements (DATA LOGGER) click here and consult the following "F.A.Q.": "RECALL DATALOGGER: How to recall all measurements stored in a tool LOGGER".

NOTE: The MENU (written and graphic) of the figures shown in the following "F.A.Q." may vary from model to model or depending on SW upgrade.

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