Upstairs 1st LO only has Khz resolution


The 2-20 Ghz synths:

    There are 2 hp83712 (10Mhz to 20GHz) synthesizers that are used in the upstairs if/lo. They normally have 1 hz resolution.

       We own 3 of the hp32712 synths . A few years back, (i think) the sband hp2 synth lost its ability to maintain a constant output level (agc unlocked). That synth is now down in the lab. It with replaced with the  3rd hp83712 synth. We recently purchased an anritsu mg6392c synth (10Mhz to 20Ghz) as a spare.

When the problem appeared:

    On  28may15 we were looking for a narrow tone from the stereob satellite (more info). To check our setup, we generated a birdie at 8446.231359 Mhz (with the hp83712 synth downstairs).
When looking on the spectrum analyzer downstairs, and with the mock spectrometers, the tone did not appear at the expected frequency. We verified that the frequency generated downstairs was correct. At first i thought i had messed up the if/lo setup (in the rush to get things done).

    On 06jun15 dana and i attempted to look at the stereoA satellite. We again transmitted a tone to check that the setup was correct. Looking at it through the if/lo it was again off frequency. This time we checked everything carefully. We decided that something must be unlocked upstairs (the received signal downstairs was also bad).

    On 08jun15 during test time, i looked at the hp1 synth more carefully. What i found was that it was only changing the frequency in units of khz. Any part of the frequency below 1Khz  would come out as 0
Felix verified upstairs that it only had KHz resolution when inputting frequencies manually.

    We aren't sure how long this problem has been present. I know we had 1 hz resolution when we did the isee3 satellite tests in jul14..

On 12jun15 we replaced the hp83712 hp1 synthesizer with the anritsu mg6392c .
Felix also found that the  hp2 (sband synth) had its screen covered with lint. It was not getting much air flow through it. He cleaned the screens.
There also seemed to be a problem with the power switch for both hp1 and hp2 synthesizers. the switch  wouldn't always turn on or off.

The current state is:

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