RF Explorer 6G

The RF Explorer range of handheld spectrum analysers can provide you with the ideal companion for hunting down rough RF. This could be a source of interference or looking for a mystery frequency.

The spectrum analyser comes in a number of different formats, the 6G combo gives you coverage up to 6.1 GHz. The unit is able to cover 15 to 2.7 GHz on one antenna port, and 4.8 to 6.1 GHz on the other.

The unit comes with 3 different types of antenna, they all use SMA and attach directly to the RF unit.

It may also be worth getting some RF connectors, so you can connect to other antennas if needed. These handy adaptors are an ideal companion.

2.4 GHz WIFI

If you connect the unit to an external high gain antenna you may need to add some attenuation. The unit is very useful for finding local sources of interference, as it covers all of the main amateur bands, allowing you to 100 MHz if needed, or increase the resolution with much more focused searches.


Identifying the multitude of signals on 433.9 MHz

Screen size could be an issue, it’s 5 x 3 cm and monochrome, but the contrast is good as you will see in the images enclosed of my unit.

You also have some online software available to download to your PC, this will allow you enhanced features and spectrum view. Here you can see a spectrum plot taken of the 433.9 MHz band over 90 minutes.

Online video review from The Gaz Lab

Online manuals and Software is available from the RF Explorer website.

Here is the technical specification

Dimensions113mm x0mm x0mm
WeightG.W 387g
BatteryLithium Cells / Batteries contained in equipment UN3481 – PI967
Frequency band15-2700 MHz and 4850-6100MHz
Frequency span
Left SMA port (6G)2-600Mhz
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)112KHz – 600MHz
2 standard SMA 50 ohms Spectrum Analyzer connectors
Left SMA port (6G)4850-6100MHz
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)15-2700 MHz
Amplitude resolution0.5dBm
Dynamic range
Left SMA port (6G)-105dBm to -15dBm
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)-110dBm to -10dBm
Absolute Max input power
Left SMA port (6G)+25dBm
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)+30dBm
Average noise level (typical)-105dBm
Frequency stability and accuracy (typical)
Left SMA port (6G)+-0.5ppm
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)+-10ppm
Amplitude stability and accuracy (typical)
Left SMA port (6G)+-3dBm
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)+-6dBm
Frequency resolution1Khz
Resolution bandwidth (RBW)
Left SMA port (6G)automatic 58Khz to 812Khz
Right SMA port (WSUB3G)automatic 3Khz to 600Khz
Graphics LCD128×64 pixels, great visibility outdoors
PC Windows clientsupports Windows XP/Vista/Win7 both 32 and 64bits
Backlightfor great indoor visibility

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