The Band Scanner from Deva Broadcast enables you to evaluate FM broadcast band congestion and to log station identification parameters."Band Scanner GPS" is a Google Earth compatible tool for visualisation of collected FM Radio measurements.
When running any campaign with the "Band Scanner GPS", results will be saved in a Log file. "Band Scanner GPS" can then convert this file into KMZ format an view the results in Google Earth. The Log file can be exported also as transitional format for future analyze or to keep it in record. The "Band Scanner GPS" can measure RF level, MPX deviation, Left & Right Audio levels, RDS and Pilot injection levels.
The system is powered by the USB port of any Windows PC. Supplied free of charge Windows software sweeps the receiver across the FM band, logging every carrier and generating a spectrum display of carrier level vs. frequency.
It then analyzes each carrier and creates a station list. Stations with an RDS presence are further refined to show all the radio data groups being transmitted.
Its interface is like a portable radio: It may be tuned manually through the receiver screen or by double-clicking a point on the spectrum plot or an entry on the station list. Spectrum plots may be saved as jpg or bmp files.
The RDS data error level is graphed in a separate window on the receiver screen. The program can be monitored with headphones plugged into a standard 1/8" jack.
- FM Band 87 – 108 MHZ Spectrum analyzer
- MPX, PILOT & RDS deviation meters
- Built-in Stereo decoder; LEFT and RIGHT level meters
- Built-in 12-channels GPS Receiver
- Measurement results visualisation in Google Earth
- Auto search tuning
- Headphones audio output
- Full feature RDS and RBDS decoder
- RDS/RBDS Groups Detector & Analyzer
- RDS/RBDS Stream BER meter
- FM/RDS/RBDS Data Logger
- View playlists of the competitive stations
- Saving and exporting the playlists to Excel file
- Compare the signal strength to competitors and other stations
- Pocket size USB powered box. No external power supply required
- Tracking all the detailed histories saved in the RDS Data Log
- TCP/IP Remote management and control via Internet
- Remote audio listening and logging via Internet
FM receiver FM frequency 87.0-108.0 MHz RDS sensitivity 0 error at Vrf=-90dBµV, 4KHz RDS deviation, no modulation Strong fields AGC RF level evaluation ± 4dB from 20°C to 30°C, from 20dBµV to 80dBµV without modulation Dynamic 0 to 84dBµV Attenuator 6dB built-in Audio, MPX, Pilot, RDS levels Measurement validity RF level preferably > 50dB Multiplex level Peak level displayed, 1000 samples over 1 second Audio level Peak level displayed, 1000 samples over 1 second Pilot level Mean peak level, 1000 samples over 1 second RDS level Mean peak level, 1000 samples over 1 second Accuracy of MPX deviation display ± 5KHz, ± 2KHz typ Accuracy of audio level display ± 5% Accuracy of sub-carrier level displays ± 10% typical and not guaranteed FM Antenna input Connector 'F' on rear panel Impedance 75 Ù External attenuator No Stereo decoding Stereo separation >20dB Typical separation Approximately 26dB to 35dB RDS data decoding Standards European RDS CENELEC and United States RBDS NRSC Error Correction Yes Group counting Yes Error counting Yes AF decoding Yes CT (Time/Date) Yes PI, PTY, DI, MS Yes TA/TP Yes RT (Radio Text) Yes PS (Program Service name) Yes EON (Enhanced Other Networks information) Yes PTYN (Program TYpe Name) Yes SLC (Slow labelling Codes) Yes ODA (Open Data Applications) Yes GPS receiver Number of channels 12 Antenna Pre-amplified, 5m of cable, magnetic Connector SMA, rear panel Frequency program memories GPS Scheduler Capacity 50 frequencies FM Tuner Presets 5 frequencies Measurement storage Storage LOG file Data formats Microsoft Excel compatible format (csv), Google Earth compatible KMZ User interface Indicators 4 LEDs, front panel Headphone output 1/8" (3.5mm) phone jack, rear panel Operating conditions Equipment operational between 10° and 40°C EMC immunity 6V/m Headphones output Connector Stereo, 1/8" (3.5mm) phone jack Volume Fixed Communication Type USB 2.0 compatible Connector B-type, front panel Power Requirement Power supply USB powered Connector B-type, front panel Size and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.9" x 1" x 4.3" Weight 2 lbs
The device seems to have great features, but needs improvement in the software for its best delivery. Manual provided doesn't explain many issues of the equipment and the software.
Michael from Nepal
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