RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser
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Description: RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser
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):
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.
RF Explorer 6G Spectrum Analyser- note actual product might look slightly different depending on the exact version.
Detailed Specification Comparison Chart:
Click here for available firmware updates, documentation and software (use at your own risk!)
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.
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.
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.