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RF Explorer 3G Combo Spectrum Analyser

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    $385.00 each
    Brand: RF Explorer
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    RF Explorer 3G Combo (WSUB3G) with 15-2700MHz Frequency Range - Australian Local Stock

    The RF Explorer is an affordable Handheld Spectrum Analyser designed from scratch to be a multi-purpose tool for the specific needs of digital radio frequency communication. The RF Explorer is aimed to provide a very affordable tool for work in all ISM popular frequency bands. It is based on a highly integrated frequency synthesizer which offers high performance, compact size, low consumption and low cost.

    The RF Explorer offers about 90% of what a high cost unit will do for RF digital band communication, at about 5% of the cost! Additionally, it can be carried easily anywhere, used remotely for hours with a single battery charge. The RF Explorer spectrum analyser displays full frequency spectrum in the appropriate band, including carrier and modulated shape. It will also display Spread Spectrum activity that exists and can show bandwidth to monitor collisions and frequency deviation. It includes PC connectivity for extra functionality using standard mini-USB 2.0 connector.

    RF Explorer 3G Combo (WSUB3G) Specification (See details specs in the table further below):

    • Frequency bands: 15-2700MHz
    • Graphics LCD 128x64 pixels, great visibility outdoors
    • PC Windows client supports Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 both 32 and 64bits (Downloadable)
    • Backlight for great indoor visibility
    • Two standard SMA 50 Ohm connectors, Sub-GHz wideband Nagoya NA-773 telescopic antenna and 2.4Ghz helical antenna included.
    • Size: 113 x 70 x 25 mm approx.

    Features:

    • Pocket size and light weight.
    • Solid aluminium metal case.
    • Spectrum Analyser mode with Peak Max and Hold, Normal, Overwrite and Averaging modes.
    • Lifetime free firmware upgrades available, open to community requested features.
    • High capacity LiPo battery for 16hs+ of continuous run, rechargeable by USB.
    • Windows PC client Open Source.
    • Carry case supplied, optional stand available.
    • This model includes a WSUB1G baseline unit plus an RFEMWSUB3G Expansion Module conveniently assembled and tested. It comes with two SMA connectors and two antennas, a Nagoya NA-773 wideband telescopic antenna for all Sub-GHz frequencies and a whip helical for 2.4GHz band. Additional, specific band antennas may be needed to cover efficiently some of the frequencies supported (not supplied).
    • The combination of these two models offer the wide band coverage of the WSUB3G module, together with the highest sensitivity and quick response of the WSUB1G model for the popular sub-1GHz frequencies.
    • Wide band coverage to all popular RF frequencies, starting at 15MHz and going up to 2.7GHz. This include very interesting frequency areas such as 2m HAM radio, all VHF and UHF, FM radio, GPS, WiFi and WiMax, Bluetooth, etc.
    • Note this unit does not include RF Generator functionality, only Spectrum Analyser functionality is available.
    • Note: USB Cable not supplied, available as an option.
    • Manuals can be downloaded here.
    RF Explorer 3G Combo (WSUB3G) - note actual product might look slightly different depending on the exact version. 
    RF Explorer 3G Combo (WSUB3G) - note actual product might look slightly different depending on the exact version.

    Detailed Specification Comparison Chart:

    Model 3G Combo ISM Combo WSUB1G 2.4G 915M 868M 433M
    Spectrum Analyzer Frequency (MHz) 15-2700 240-960
    2350-2550
    240-960 2350-2550 910-920
    900-930 (*)
    860-870
    850-880 (*)
    430-440
    420-450 (*)
    Spectrum Analyzer Span (MHz) 0.112-600 0.112-600 0.112-300
    0.112-600 (*)
    2-85 0.112-10
    0.112-30 (*)
    0.112-10
    0.112-30 (*)
    0.112-10
    0.112-30 (*)
    Frequency resolution (kHz) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
    DANL typical (dBm) -115 - left
    -105 - right
    -115 -115 -105 -115 -115 -115
    Amplitude resolution (dBm) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Automatic RBW (kHz) 2.6-600 2.6-600 2.6-600 58-812 2.6-600 2.6-600 2.6-600
    Graphics LCD (pixels) 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64
    LCD Backlight 5 levels 5 levels 5 levels 5 levels 5 levels 5 levels 5 levels
    LCD Contrast 10 levels 10 levels 10 levels 10 levels 10 levels 10 levels 10 levels
    RF Impedance (Ohm) 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
    RF Absolute Max input power
    (dBm) (**)
    +30 +5 +5 +5 +10 +10 +10
    RF Generator Frequency (MHz) Not available 2350-2550 Not available 2350-2550 910-920
    900-930 (*)
    860-870
    850-880 (*)
    430-440
    420-450 (*)
    RF Generator Power (dBm) Not available -30 to +1 Not available -30 to +1 0 to +21 0 to +21 0 to +21
    Wi-Fi Analyser 13 channels 13 channels Not available 13 channels Not available Not available Not available
    DSP Filter/Fast Fast Fast Fast Fast Fast Fast
    Frequency accuracy (typical) 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm
    Frequency stability (typical) 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm
    Amplitude stability (typical) ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm
    Amplitude accuracy (typical) ±3dBm ±3dBm ±3dBm ±3dBm ±3dBm ±3dBm ±3dBm
    RF DC decoupled Yes (both) Yes - left
    No - right
    Yes No No No No
    Max RF DC Voltage (V) 16 16V - left
    0.3V - right
    16 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
    Windows PC Client tool 32/64 bits 32/64 bits 32/64 bits 32/64 bits 32/64 bits 32/64 bits 32/64 bits
    RS232/USB API Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Internal CPU (MIPS) 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
    Extra RAM 64KB 64KB With expansion With expansion With expansion With expansion With expansion
    Extra ROM 2MB 2MB With expansion With expansion With expansion With expansion With expansion
    Expansion Options Not available (i) Not available (i) RFEM2.4G
    RFEMWSUB3G
    RFEMWSUB1G
    RFEMWSUB3G
    RFEM2.4G
    RFEMWSUB1G
    RFEMWSUB3G
    RFEM2.4G
    RFEMWSUB1G
    RFEMWSUB3G
    RFEM2.4G
    RFEMWSUB1G
    RFEMWSUB3G
    Size (mm) 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25
    Weight (grams) 220 220 185 185 185 185 185
    Antenna included NA-773 + Whip 2.4G NA-773 + Whip 2.4G NA-773 Whip 2.4GHz Whip 915MHz Whip 868MHz Whip 433MHz
    EVA Case included Yes Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional

    Notes:

    • Some of these features require latest firmware upgrade, please upgrade your unit from www.rf-explorer.com/download page.
    • Models with two connected modules includes two RF SMA connectors. In such case, some differences may apply when comparing left or right SMA connector. This table above include clear details on which is applicable to each connector.
    • (*) This feature or range extension is available with an Expansion Module installed, such as RFEMWSUBxG or RFEM2.4G.
    • (**) Note some frequency ranges may have a more limited, lower measurable range. Please contact us for more details on a particular frequency range if you need to measure input power close to -10dBm. In all cases, using a 20 or 30dB attenuator is suggested in order to lower the input power to a -30 or -40dBm range, as it will exhibit better behavior by limiting spurious and signal overload. If you use an attenuator, you also improve the VSWR of the measurement and can be adjusted in OffsetDBparameter of RF Explorer ATTENUATOR MENU in order to read the exact value on screen, saving you from doing any math.
    • (i) The Expansion Module is already installed in this RF Explorer Model and therefore there is no room for additional expansion.

    Downloads:

    Click here for available firmware updates, documentation and software (use at your own risk!)

    Expansion Modules:

    In addition to that, RF Explorer can fit an optional Expansion Module for further band coverage and enhanced capabilities. You can combine various RF Explorer models with any Expansion Module you wish. The firmware will correctly recognize your configuration and will work in all cases. Check compatibility on the above table.

    Compliance:

    • All RF Explorer models are compliant with FCC as well as CE regulations.
    • All RF Explorer Wideband models have been certified under EN/IEC61236 and EN/IEC61000.
    • All RF Explorer models are RoHS compliant.

    Getting Started:

    The first thing you want to do is to power up your unit and play with it! This is perfectly ok; just make sure you are not near any strong RF field before plugging in your antenna in the SMA connector. At very same instant you plug in the antenna, the device will start receiving RF energy even if it is powered off. This is not much of an issue if you are using a 3G Combo or a RFEMWSUB3G card, but other RF Explorer models are not protected against very strong fields.

    Please read this article for more details on how to protect your device from strong RF fields. Failing to do so may damage your RF Explorer.

    This is a battery operated device, please charge the battery before use; it comes with half charge as the standard way to extend the battery life when it is stored for an undetermined period of time. But to use it you should fully charge it. Never charge your device unattended.

    Note the device will automatically switch ON as soon as you plug it in the USB port, but that doesn't mean it is being charged: to charge the battery you need to switch the battery power to ON. There are more details in this FAQ article, including battery handling and care information.

    To start learning the many things you can do with RF Explorer please download the user manual and release notes. We also suggest upgrading your unit to the very latest firmware available. Everything is available in the download area.

    You can connect your PC or Mac to RF Explorer for additional functionality, please check the download area as well as the user manual online.

    If you ordered an Expansion Module together with your main unit, you may want to follow these simple instructions to install and use it.

    Last but not least, there are a few online pointers you may want to be aware of:

    If you run into any problem or question, let us know. We want this to be a useful tool, your comments, questions and suggestions are of high value to us.

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