As I was experiencing difficulties with 2.4Ghz senders, I needed
to be able to measure the signal strength. So I bought one of the type
specified in the header. First impressions are not too good. The unit
eats 9V batteries at an unbelievable rate. It is sold as having a signal
strength capability, maybe, but IME the unit will only read a 2.4GGz
signal from a video sender(with a range of 50M) at a distance of 5cm.
No, I haven't put a tuned aerial on it yet! What is of interest is that
the unit reads signals of 300MHz inside the house which I suspect is the
radiated signal from the network. Outside it finds a 400MHz signal, from
where I don't know. So all in all, not a terribly good buy. I really
want a spectrum analyser, but can't persuade myself to spend real money
to buy one. It has proved that the 2.4GHZ senders I was having trouble
with are poor, so that's something. No, I wouldn't buy it again.
On Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:56:44 +0100, Capitol wrote:
As you've indicated yourself, a frequency counter is not the right tool
for this job. Maybe you could *hire* a spectrum analyser? Or borrow one
from a local *proper* ham radio operator? I've got three or four of the
damn things here but none of them are exactly "portable."
Won't be cheap and i doubt that many hams have such equipment as that.
What the problem is i very much suspect is frequency congestion which is
very prevalent in the overcrowded and used 2.4 Ghz part of the band.
The strong signals on 400 ish MHz may well be a TETRA base station but
it might be something else depending on the accuracy of your measuring
Which as other posters have alluded to is wrong for what you want to
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