[time-nuts] Spectrum Analyzer Suggestions
herbert3 at centurytel.net
Sun Jul 14 20:02:58 EDT 2013
The SDR-IQ is certainly a great little receiver. Simon Brown's
"SDR-Console" software satisfies my needs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brooke Clarke" <brooke at pacific.net>
To: "Perry Sandeen" <sandeenpa at yahoo.com>; "Discussion of precise time and
frequency measurement" <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Spectrum Analyzer Suggestions
> Hi Perry:
> You might consider the SDR-IQ Software Defined Radio.
> This particular model is very capable and very reasonably priced.
> 500 Hertz to 30 MHz coverage. Useable down to 100 Hz.
> Not as good as the HP 4395A which goes down to 10 Hertz with a true RBW of
> 1 Hz.
> Have Fun,
> Brooke Clarke
> Perry Sandeen wrote:
>> I just purchased a HP 3585 spec analyzer on E bay
>> for a reasonable price. I wanted this
>> instead of the 181 series as the range was more to what I’d be using and
>> it was
>> of a newer vintage. The 3585a goes from
>> 10 Hz to 40 MHz which is a most useful range for my purposes. so far, so
>> The problem is I didn’t know the beast weighed a svelte
>> 88 pounds! Double Hernia time!
>> What I’d appreciate advice for a used spec
>> analyzer in the $1,000 range that is at least much lighter. A smaller
>> size would also be a benefit. I probably would never use it above 100
>> MHz. A
>> slightly smaller screen would be OK.
>> Suggestions appreciated.
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