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Author Topic: RF Explorer, I assume it is a scanner. I think I am looking for a wide band rec.  (Read 1388 times)

Pasi Manninen

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To be more specific on the "catch", if you're looking at a wide span with the RF Explorer then you just won't see narrow little wireless mic/IEM transmissions at all. You need to zoom in to see those, which means spending a lot of time tweaking frequencies.

It is true, that the screen of the RF Explorer is limited to 112 datapoints. However, using RF Explorer with  Toucstone Pro software,  The Resolution Bandwidth feature allows some control over the detail of each spectrum trace measured when scanning. There is also Accelerated High Resolution mode for WSUB1G PLUS and ProAudio spectrum analyzers to select up to 4096resolution points.
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RF Explorer, I assume it is a scanner. I think I am looking for a wide band receiver.

I was thinking for trouble shooting (possibly search and destroy) that a relatively small hand held battery powered receiver with a display would be a handy tool. But it looks like the RF Explorer is a scanner. Are there any devices that are reasonably priced (like the RF Explorer) that will show the full bandwidth of the range (wireless mics) I am looking in, all at once so I donít have to wait for a scan to complete as I am walking around looking to see what it on the air around a facility. Playing the old game of hot and cold.

I have a WinRadio scanner that I use for scanning the room but it is not portable. And it is a scanner also. I am not sure if I am properly describing what I am looking for and if I am using the right terms. Even something that would work as a receiver that plugs into a phone or tablet would be nice. This isnít something I would probably need to use very often so I am not looking for an expansive unit.

Anyone have any suggestions.
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I have an older HP analyzer HP 8594E with tracking generator.  It is extremely low latency but quite large.  The tracking generator is great for tuning filters, preselectors etc.

There is one on eBay right now for $500.00

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Any other than me tried an SDR?
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Any other than me tried an SDR?

I did, a few years ago. Better than nothing, but not very usable.  The software is probably much better now, though.
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I did, a few years ago. Better than nothing, but not very usable.  The software is probably much better now, though.
I agree that the software isn't great - it's really geared towards radio (ham, etc.) scanning. It would be great if the 3rd party software that's been made for the rfExplorer would start to support SDRs.
I think there's a real market for something that's a step up from the rfExplorer, but isn't at the multi-$k price point. I don't think there's anything that's there atm.
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Re: RF Explorer, I assume it is a scanner. I think I am looking for a wide band rec.
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