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
The LP Technologies and
Aeroflex/IFR are both out of Kansas with
Aeroflex being the older and more established
LP Technologies LPT-3000
$6,000 (new) including a Tracking Generator,
Preamp, DTV mask & NIC. USB port. Optional
(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.
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).