How to use a spectrum analyser effectively

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  1. G3YWX

    G3YWX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Spectrum analysers are a key form of test instrument for RF designers and radio amateurs. Unlike an oscilloscope that displays amplitude against time, spectrum analyzers display amplitude against frequency giving a plot of the signals in the frequency domain.

    Looking at the control panel of a spectrum analyzer, there are very many different controls to use and this may appear daunting to some. Analogue spectrum analyzers often had controls that needed to be used in conjunction with each other. Fortunately, today, the digitally based spectrum analyzers are processor controlled and these controls are linked to provide the optimum selection, making the use of spectrum analyzers much easier. They also have a variety of pre-installed routines that can make some tests very much easier.

    Find out all about how to use a spectrum analyzer - including a video showing the use of the various controls and their use on this test instrument:

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