10 Best Spectrum Analyzers -Reviews & Buying Guide

Buying the best spectrum analyzers is pretty simple, but choosing the right one for you isn’t necessarily easy, especially when considering just how many options are out there. To help you out, we did all the research out there, considering the various types, quality, and features available. During the analysis of this product, we considered all the important factors. Keep reading to learn more about the research factors and our top 10 picks of spectrum analyzers so you can easily buy one.

10 Best spectrum analyzers to Buy This Year

Our team members have a strong background in the spectrum analyzers industry. We began this study by considering the most important aspects of an spectrum analyzers. To rate each product, our research regime puts each spectrum analyzers through multi-point performance analysis. We subjected each spectrum analyzers to over 10 individual metrics research to find the best spectrum analyzers out there.

Our research of spectrum analyzers covers these metrics:

  • Product Quality
  • The design
  • Materials used to build
  • The price of spectrum analyzers
  • Strength and durability
  • Characteristics of the product
  • Products value for money
  • Products versatility
  • Is it user-friendly?
  • Products functionality
  • User Feedback
  • Size and weight
  • Warranty policy, and many more.

The most important metric for spectrum analyzers is product quality. We believe this is the most important thing to get the best spectrum analyzers, so we give it a higher weighting than other test metrics. In addition to the experience of our researchers and user feedback, we also utilize information from our extensive product research to compare each spectrum analyzers performance.

1. Portable tinysa Spectrum Analyzer – AURSINC V0.3.1 Hand Held Frequency Analyzer | 100kHz to 960MHz MF/HF/VHF UHF Input | ESD Protected Function & 2.8 inch Touchscreen | Signal Generator

Features :

  • [Upgraded Version: ESD Protection Diodes] Produced by Hugen, tinysa with latest firmware V0.3.1, the displayed version info is “ESD protected” meaning the diodes are installed which will be more stable and sensitive with higher antistatic level and longer service life. NOTE: Due to the old inventory might mix with the new batch, and If you got the old version TinySA and want a new one, you could apply a replacement for it.
  • [Frequency Range] Spectrum analyzers like the tinysa use a resolution filter that is used to isolate the input power in a small frequency range. This resolution filter is swept across the desired frequency range. The fastest scanning speed occurs with an RBW or 300kHz or wider and is about 2 scans per second. But with increase of the frequency span and decrease of the RBW the scanning speed decreases quickly. A scan from 0MHz to 350MHz with an RBW of 10kHz takes about 2 minutes.
  • [2 in 1 Device] When not used as Spectrum Analyzer it can be used as Signal Generator, MF/HF/VHF sinus output between 0.1MHZ-350MHz, UHF square wave output between 240MHz-960MHz. Built-in calibration signal generator that is used for automatic self test and low input calibration. The tinysa contains all the components of a conventional heterodyne swept spectrum analyzer. Color display showing 290 scan points covering up to the full low or high frequency range
  • [4 Input/Output Spec Modes] The input/output specification of the tinysa is split over the 4 modes: Low input mode, High input mode, Low output mode, High output mode. Spectrum Analyzer with two inputs, high quality MF/HF/VHF input for 0.1MHZ-350MHz, lesser quality UHF input for 240MHz-960MHz. Switchable resolution bandpass filters for both ranges between 2.6kHz and 640kHz. The firmware of the tinySA can be updated by the user, For newest firmware version update, please refer to : tinysa.org
  • [PC Control] The USB interface implements the Serial over USB (CDC) protocol and there is a large set of commands that can be invoked over the serial interface. These command can be used to perform measurements or update internal settings. The driver for Windows will install automatically after connecting to a Windows PC. The driver for Linux is built into the kernel. Two softwares to control the tinysa are available. Both are able to capture the screen of the tinysa

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2. Portable TinySA Spectrum Analyzer,SEESII Upgraded V0.3.1 Handheld Tiny Frequency Analyzer 100kHz to 960MHz MF/HF/VHF UHF Input,Signal Generator with 2.8 inch Touch Screen with ESD Protect Function

Features :

  • 【Frequency Range 】Tiny Spectrum Analyzer with two inputs, high quality MF/HF/VHF input for 0.1MHZ-350MHz, lesser quality UHF input for 240MHz-960MHz. Switchable resolution bandpass filters for both ranges between 2.6kHz and 640kHz. Color display showing 290 scan points covering up to the full low or high frequency rangefrequency range. The tinySA contains all the components of a conventional heterodyne swept spectrum analyzer.
  • 【Built-in Calibration Signal Generator】When not used as Spectrum Analyzer it can be used as Signal Generator, MF/HF/VHF sinus output between 0.1MHZ-350MHz, UHF square wave output between 240MHz-960MHz. Built-in calibration signal generator that is used for automatic self test and low input calibration.
  • 【Tiny Spectrum analyzers & ESD Function】Switchable resolution bandpass filters for both ranges between 2.6kHz and 640kHz.Color display showing 290 scan points covering up to the full low or high frequency range. Bulit-in rechargeable battery allowing a minimum of at least 2 hours portable use.The performance of the 2021 latest version 3.1 will be more stable and sensitive, with a new ESD protrcted function enable the product to have a higher antistatic level and a longer service life.
  • 【PC Control】Connected to a PC via USB it becomes a PC controlled Spectrum Analyzer.The USB interface implements the Serial over USB (CDC) protocol and there is a large set of commands that can be invoked over the serial interface. These command can be used to perform measurements or update internal settings. The driver for Windows will install automatically after connecting to a Windows PC. The driver for Linux is built into the kernel.
  • 【Package List】1x Tiny Spectrum Analyzer; 2 x 20cm RF Cable;1 x USB Cable;1 x SMA Female to Female Connector;1x Touchscreen Pen;1 x SMA Telescopic Antenna.It’s very useful as an antenna analyzer for your ham station, easy to set without fancy calibration.The firmware of the tinySA can be updated by the user. New versions of the firmware needed please contact seller for download link.

3. Upgraded TinySA Spectrum Analyzer,Karagas Spectrum Analyzer Handheld,MF/HF/VHF Input for 0.1MHZ-350MHZ and UHF Input for 240MHZ-960MHZ,Portable Frequency Analyzer with 2.8 Inch Touch Screen V0.3.1

Features :

  • ◙【Built-in 2-in-1 Calibration Signal Generator】This TinySA Spectrum Analyzer built-in calibration signal generator that is used for automatic self test and low input calibration.When not doing spectrum analyzer,it can be used as signal generator with two frequency outputs,MF/HF/VHF sinus output for 0.1MHZ-350MHz and UHF square wave output for 240MHz-960MHz.

  • ◙【 Frequency Range】The 2.8-inch color touch screen displays 290 scanning points,covering the entire range of low-frequency or high-frequency ranging frequencies.0.1 MHz -350 MHz high quality IF/HF/VHF input,240 MHz -960 MHz low quality UHF input.A switchable resolution band-pass filter suitable for the range from 2.6 kHz to 640 kHz.

  • ◙【PC Control】This spectrum analyzer can be connected to PC through USB and realizes the serial over USB (CDC) protocol,which can call a large number of commands.The Windows driver will be automatically installed after connecting to the Windows computer.The Linux driver is built into the kernel.

  • ◙【Portable Spectrum Analyzer & ESD Protection Function】The latest version 3.1, new ESD protection function, installed diodes,so that it has more sensitive response performance,efficient anti-static level,better quality,longer service life.Built-in 650mA battery,rechargeable and portable use for at least 2 hours.

  • ◙【Good Service】Package List:1x Tiny Spectrum Analyzer,1xBox,2 x 20cm RF Cable,1 x USB-C Cable,1 x SMA Telescopic Antenna,1 x SMA Female to Female Connector,1x Touchscreen Pen,1xTouch screen paddles and lanyard.If you have any questions can contact us, we will sincerely service to your satisfaction,we can provide a full refund service until you are satisfied.

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4. Siglent Technologies SSA3032X Spectrum Analyzers,9 kHz to 3.2 GHz

Features :

  • All-Digital IF Technology
  • Frequency Range from 9 kHz up to 3.2 GHz
  • -161 dBm/Hz Displayed Average Noise Level (Typ.)
  • -98 dBc/Hz @10 kHz Offset Phase Noise (1 GHz, Typ.)
  • 1 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 11
Width 12
Length 18
Weight 10.1

5. Siglent Technologies SSA3021X-TG Spectrum Analyzers,9 kHz to 2.1 GHz with Free Tracking Generator

Features :

  • All-Digital IF Technology
  • Frequency Range from 9 kHz up to 2.1 GHz
  • -161 dBm/Hz Displayed Average Noise Level (Typ.)
  • -98 dBc/Hz @10 kHz Offset Phase Noise (1 GHz, Typ.)
  • 1 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 10
Width 21
Length 18
Weight 11.6

6. TinySA Spectrum Analyzer,Handheld Tiny Spectrum Analyzer TinySA 2.8inch Touch Screen,Portable Frequency Analyzer 0.1MHz~ 960MHz MF/HF/VHF UHF Input, Signal Generator with Battery

Features :

  • 【Input Frequency Range】Spectrum Analyzer with two inputs, high quality MF/HF/VHF input for 0.1MHZ-350MHz, lesser quality UHF input for 240MHz-960MHz.
  • 【2-in-1】Built-in calibration signal generator that is used for automatic self test and low input calibration.When not used as Spectrum Analyzer it can be used as Signal Generator, MF/HF/VHF sinus output between 0.1MHZ-350MHz, UHF square wave output between 240MHz-960MHz.
  • 【2.8inch Touching Display Screen】Switchable resolution bandpass filters for both ranges between 2.6kHz and 640kHz.Display resolution 320*240 pixels.Color display showing 290 scan points covering up to the full low or high frequency range.Scanning speed of over 1000 points/second using largest resolution filters.
  • 【PC Controlled 】Connected to a PC via USB it becomes a PC controlled Spectrum Analyzer.Bulit-in rechargeable battery allowing a minimum of at least 2 hours portable use.*Resistive touch contro*Jog switch control*USB serial port control
  • 【Package List】1x Tiny Spectrum Analyzer;2 x 20cm RF Cable;1 x USB Cable;1 x Touching Screen Paddle;1 x SMA Female to Female Connector;1x Touchscreen Pen;1 x SMA Telescopic Antenna.

7. See the Spectrum Analyzer Waterfall Display Funny HAM Radio Pullover Hoodie

Features :

  • HAM Radio gift for HAM Radio Operator. Buy with antenna, shortwave radio, power supply, repeater waterfall display. For HAM radio hobbyists, amateur HAM, technician. Wear when sending signals, continuous wave, Morse code telegraph, amateur radio operator.
  • Great for HAM contesting, HF, VHF, UHF, transceivers, quarter wave, 70 cm, 2m, 6m, 10 meter, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20 meter 30m, 40m, 60m, 80m, and 160m. Continuous wave CW, QSL, QST, Q-codes, CQ. License Exam for Technician, General, and Amateur Extra. Klutz!
  • 8.5 oz, Classic fit, Twill-taped neck

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8. RF Explorer and Handheld Spectrum Analyzer 3G Combo with Aluminium Case

Features :

  • 2 Years Warranty; Frequency band: 15MHz-2.7GHz; Frequency span: 112KHz – 100MHz
  • Backlight for great indoor visibility; Graphics LCD 128×64 pixels, great visibility outdoors
  • PC Windows client supports Windows XP/Vista/Win7 both 32 and 64bits
  • Audio Analysis by means of an acoustic signal proportional to the modulation frequency
  • Average noise level (typical): -110dBm

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 0.440924524

9. RF Explorer and Handheld Spectrum Analyzer model WSUB1G 240-960 MHz

Features :

  • Frequency band: 240MHz – 960MHz ; Frequency span: 112KHz – 100MHz
  • Std. SMA 50 ohms connector, wideband Nagoya NA-773 telescopic antenna incl. Ampl. resolution: 0.5dBm
  • Dynamic range: -115dBm to 0dBm; Absolute Max input power: +5dBm
  • Average noise level (typical): -110dBm ; Frequency stability and accuracy (typical): +-10ppm
  • Amplitude stability and accuracy (typical): +-3dBm ; Frequency resolution: 1Khz

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 4.5
Width 1.2
Length 6.7
Weight 0.6

10. RF Explorer Digital Handheld Spectrum Analyzer 6G Combo Plus – Slim

Features :

  • [Impressive frequency range] – Scan and diagnose any frequency starting in low frequency 50KHz up to high frequency 6.1GHz, with no gaps or limitations. Offering this wide operating range, it can detect all WiFi, cell stations and phones, IoT, HAM bands, Digital radio and TV, ISM bands, Drone links and pretty much all wireless technologies used in todays demanding communications world.
  • [Robust design and instant power up] – A fully armored metallic enclosure provides robust mechanical strength and the high quality baked varnished paint provides a unique glossy finish. The device is designed and manufactured to last many years of demanding usage in the field, with internal rechargeable Lithium battery for hours of continuous usage.
  • [Advanced features] – Included advanced high-resolution Spectrum Analyzer mode, WiFi Analyzer mode, Tracking SNA. Internal firmware is continuously updated with additional features and functions to improve the device capabilities.
  • [Free Computer software] – When connected to a Windows, Linux or Mac computer the analyzer can display advanced high resolution graphics, including Power Meter and Spectrum Analyzer real time charts, historical charts, save data to CSV files and export to other tools such as WW6 or MatLab, define markers and limit lines and much more. Free open source API and libraries are available to customize your own applications and services.
  • [Tracking mode enabled] – When combined with RF Explorer Signal Generator the analyzer can perform full tracking SNA to define Gain, Attenuation and SWR for 1 and 2 port RF devices such as filters, amplifiers and antennas.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Weight 0.0440924524

Things to Look Before Buying spectrum analyzers

There are a few factors to consider before purchasing spectrum analyzers. First, you need to buy only what is beneficial for you. Second, the product quality should be more than satisfactory. Third, the price should be affordable. There are so many options available on the market, each of which has different features. Some are made from high-quality materials, while some are just not good enough to be used for a long time. It is very important to get the best one for your needs.

The following will help you know what to look for when buying spectrum analyzers:

  • Quality of the product: Check the material used for making it. The material should be strong and durable enough to last long.
  • How much will it last: Once you have bought something, it might not be easy to replace it with a new one when something goes wrong with the old one. So, ensure the product is durable enough to last longer than expected.
  • Its brand reputation: It’s important to consider buying from a reputed brand, as they usually offer better quality products at reasonable prices than other brands.
  • User’s review: Read user reviews before buying any product online. This will help you decide whether or not it’s worth your money and time.

Here are a few more considerations that you need to know:

Design

The design of your spectrum analyzers is also important because it helps make it easy to work with and looks attractive and appealing to the eye.  It should be attractive and eye-catching. If it is not attractive, then there is no use in buying that thing. You need to look at every minute detail while checking it out. If you get a design that does not match your taste or preference, it can ruin the overall needs rather than what you want it to be. It is therefore important that when looking for designs for your new spectrum analyzers, choose one that matches your taste and your needs so that they complement each other well instead of clashing with each other or, even worse, ruin your needs completely!

What features do you need?

The product’s features are the second thing you must consider when buying spectrum analyzers. This can be tricky because many different types of products with different features are available in the market today. Therefore, if you want something specific in your product, make sure it has those features before making any purchase. If possible, try out each product before buying one so that you can see whether or not it meets all your requirements or not!

Quality

When buying spectrum analyzers, quality is extremely important. You want something that will last and not break after using it a few times. It won’t be worth your money and time if you buy something that breaks easily or doesn’t work well. So, research what brands have good products with high-quality materials that can handle heavy use without breaking down easily.

Price of the product

The fourth thing to consider when buying spectrum analyzers is its price. Of course, you must be careful because buying something too expensive can be hard on your budget. However, if it’s too cheap, there might be something wrong with it, or they could sell fake products. Be sure to look up prices before making any purchases to ensure it’s within your budget!

Your budget

You need to know how much money you want to spend on spectrum analyzers before going out and shopping for it. This is because different prices mean that different options are available to you. You can only get what you can afford, so set a realistic budget and stick with it. If your budget is high enough, go ahead and buy the most expensive option available, but if not, try to find one that will fit your budget constraints while still performing well enough for your needs.

Durability

The durability of the spectrum analyzers can be affected by the materials used to make it and how well it is constructed. If you want your spectrum analyzers to last for a long time, then make sure it is built using good quality materials. The material should also withstand wear and tear, so it doesn’t break easily.

Brand

Next up is brand reputation. Some brands have been around for many years and have proven trustworthy, reliable, and consistent in their manufacturing processes over time. Suppose you buy spectrum analyzers from a popular brand. In that case, chances are you will get good service if there’s ever an issue with your purchase because they know how important their reputation is among consumers looking for quality products at affordable prices. They want to keep it that way!

Check for warranties and guarantees

When you buy spectrum analyzers, you should check for any warranties or guarantees that come with the item. Some companies provide warranties for their products, while others give customers refunds if they’re not satisfied with their purchase within 30 days. This way, if you buy a defective product or there’s an issue with it after using it for some time, there are ways to get something done without spending more money on something else.

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