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RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser

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    SKU: RF-Explorer-6G RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser

    $315.00 each
    Brand: RF Explorer
    Shipping Weight: 0.40 kg
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    RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser with 4850-6100 MHz Frequency Range - Australian Local Stock

    RF Explorer is a hand-held digital spectrum analyser, a very affordable tool for work in all popular frequency bands. It is based on a highly integrated frequency synthesizer and double balanced mixer which offers high performance, compact size, low consumption and low cost. It has been designed to be used equally well outdoor and indoor, and can be connected to a PC for extra functionality using standard mini-USB 2.0 connector.

    This model includes a 6G baseline standard unit. It comes with one SMA connectors and a rubber duck 5.8 GHz antenna, good for 5.2 to 6.0 GHz scanning. Additional, specific band antennas may be needed to cover efficiently some of the frequencies supported, not supplied. Can be extended with internal Expansion Modules for additional band and functionality, and easily convert it to a 6G Combo or WiFi Combo more capable models.

    This model offers coverage for most used communication frequency range used in modern communication technologies including 5GHz WiFi, Wireless Video, 5.8GHz ISM, Satellite, etc.

    RF Explorer 6G Features (See details specs in the table further below):

    • Pocket size and light weight
    • Solid aluminium metal case
    • Spectrum analyser mode with peak max, hold and normal, as well as overwrite and averaging modes.
    • Lifetime free firmware upgrades available, open to community requested features.
    • High capacity LiPo for 16hrs + of continuous run rechargeable by USB.

    Note this unit does not include RF Generator functionality, only Spectrum Analyser functionality is available. For signal generator and tracking please consider RF Explorer Signal Generator model RFE6GEN.


    • Frequency band: 4850-6100 MHz
    • Frequency span: 2 kHz - 300 MHz (can extend to 600 MHz with any expansion module connected)
    • Graphics LCD 128x64 pixels, great visibility outdoors
    • Downloadable PC Windows client supports Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win 8 both 32 and 64 bits
    • Backlight for great indoor visibility
    • One standard SMA 50 Ohms Spectrum Analyzer connector: 4850-6100 MHz
    • Amplitude resolution: 0.5 dBm
    • Dynamic range: -105 dBm to -15 dBm
    • Absolute Max input power: +25 dBm
    • Average noise level (typical): -105dBm
    • Frequency stability and accuracy (typical): ±0.5 ppm
    • Amplitude stability and accuracy (typical): ±3 dBm
    • Frequency resolution: 1kHz
    • Resolution bandwidth (RBW): automatic 58 kHz to 812 kHz
    • Size: 113 x 70 x 25 mm approx.
    • Weight: 185g approx.
    RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser- note actual product might look slightly different depending on the exact version. 
    RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser- note actual product might look slightly different depending on the exact version.

    Detailed Specification Comparison Chart:

    Model 6G Combo 6G 3G Combo ISM Combo WSUB1G 2.4G
    Spectrum Analyzer Frequency (MHz) 4850-6100 (left)
    15-2700 (right)
    4850-6100 240-960 (left)
    15-2700 (right)
    240-960 (left)
    2350-2550 (right)
    240-960 2350-2550
    Spectrum Analyzer Span (MHz)

    2-600 (left)
    0.112-600 (right)

    2-600 (*)
    0.112-600 0.112-600 (left)
    2-85 (right)
    0.112-600 (*)
    Baseline Installed Module 6G 6G WSUB1G WSUB1G WSUB1G 2.4G
    Expansion Module Fitted RFEMWSUB3G - RFEMWSUB3G RFEM2.4G - -
    Frequency resolution (kHz) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
    DANL typical (dBm) -105 -105 -115 (left)
    -105 (right)
    -115 (left)
    -105 (right)
    -115 -105
    Amplitude resolution (dBm)


    0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Automatic RBW (kHz) 2.6-812 58-812 2.6-600 2.6-600 2.6-600 58-812
    Graphics LCD (pixels) 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64 128x64
    LCD Backlight 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
    RF Impedance (Ohm) 50 50 50 50 50 50
    RF Absolute Max input power (dBm) (**) +25 (left)
    +30 (right)
    +25 +5 (left)
    +30 (right)
    +5 +5 +5
    RF Max measurable input power (dBm) ** -15 (left)
    -10 (right)
    -15 -5 (left)
    -10 (right)
    -5 -5 -5
    RF Generator Frequency (MHz) Not Available Not available Not available 2350-2550 (right) Not available 2350-2550
    RF Generator Power (dBm) Not available Not available Not available -30 to +1 (right) Not available -30 to +1
    Wi-Fi Analyser Not available Not yet 13 channels
    13 channels
    Not available 13 channels
    DSP Filter/Fast Fast Filter/Fast Fast Fast Fast
    Frequency accuracy (typical) 0.5ppm (left)
    10ppm (right)
    0.5ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm
    Frequency stability (typical) 0.5ppm (left)
    10ppm (right)
    0.5ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm 10ppm
    Amplitude stability (typical) ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm ±1dBm
    Amplitude accuracy (typical) ±3dBm (left)
    ±6dBm (right)
    ±3dBm ±3dBm (left)
    ±6dBm (right)
    ±3dBm ±3dBm ±3dBm
    RF DC decoupled Yes (both) Yes Yes (both) Yes (left)
    No (right)
    Yes No
    Max RF DC Voltage (V) 16 16 16 16V (left)
    0.3V (right)
    16 0.3
    Windows PC Client tool 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
    Internal CPU (MIPS) 16 16 16 16 16 16
    Extra RAM 64KB With expansion 64KB 64KB With expansion With expansion
    Extra ROM 2MB With expansion 2MB 2MB With expansion With expansion
    Expansion Options Not available (i) RFEM2.4G
    Not available (i) Not available (i) RFEM2.4G
    Size (mm) 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25 113x70x25
    Weight (grams) 285 185 220 220 185 185
    Antenna included NA-773
    Whip 2.4G
    R Duck 5.8G
    R Duck 5.8 GHz NA-773
    Whip 2.4G
    Whip 2.4G
    NA-773 Whip 2.4GHz
    EVA Case included Yes Optional Yes Optional Optional Optional


    • 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 behaviour 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.


    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.


    • 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.