I'm replaceing a less expensive Spectrum Analyzer
and I'm looking at these two models;
I'm primarly using it for OTA
(over the air) digital TV signal, measuring and
some 2-way radio and Wi-Fi spectrum monitoring.
The LP Technologies and Aeroflex/IFR are
both out of Kansas with Aeroflex being the older
and more established comapny.
$6,000 (new) including a Tracking Generator,
Preamp, DTV mask & NIC. USB port. Optional software
$5,000 (demo) including
Tracking generator, Hi Stability Timebase, Distance
to Fault software, read only software & Quasi
Peak Detectors & filters. Floppy drive (believe
it or not), Preamp $415 option, but I'm not sure
it is available for this version.
are around the same size & weight, have a 6
1/2" Color LCD screen & coverage to 3 GHz. The
'C' version of the 2399 has a USB port, but it is
$8,300 new (probably less). Both are available directly
from the manufacture.
What I was looking
for is input regarding the companies themselves
and how important is having a SA with a preamp?
(I do know the purpose, but never thought much of
amps at the receiver, only to make up for line loss).