FM Band Spectrum & Mod Analyzer, RDS/RBDS Decoder-Reader with built-in GPS Receiver (DEVA Broadcast Band Scanner GPS)

This is a tool to evaluate FM DEVA Broadcast Band Scanner GPS congestion and to log station identification parameters.”Band Scanner GPS” is a Google Earth compatible tool for visualization of collected FM Radio measurements. When running a campaign with the “Band Scanner GPS”, the results will be saved in a Log file. “Band Scanner GPS” can then convert this file into KMZ format and the results could be viewed on Google Earth. The Log file can be exported also as transitional format for future analysis or to kept 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.

But 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 that were being transmitted. Its interface is like a portable radio’s: 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.

Small Box – Superb Characteristics!

  • 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

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, 20÷60dBµV without modulation
Dynamic: 0 to 54.6dBµV; 0 to 60dBµV with internal attenuator switched on
Attenuator: 6dB built-in, manual operation

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 Ω
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;H;D): 74 x 26 x 109 mm
Shipping Weight: 230 x 70 x 172 mm / 0.5kg

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