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Rigol DSA815-TG Spectrum Analyzer.

The Rigol DSA815-TG is a spectrum analyzer with frequency range from 9kHz to 1.5GHz and tracking generator.

RIGOL DSA800/E series spectrum analyzers which are small, light and cost-effective, are portable spectrum analyzers designed for starters. Configured with easy-to-operate numeric keyboard, high-resolution color LCD display and various remote communication interfaces, they can be widely used in various fields, such as education, company research and development as well as industrial manufacture.

Main features:
- The highest frequency: 1.5 GHz/3.2 GHz/7.5 GHz
- Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL): <-161 dBm (Typical)
- Phase Noise: <-98 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset (Typical)
- Level Measurement Uncertainty: <0.8 dB
- Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW): 10 Hz
- EMI Filter and Quasi-Peak Detector Kit (Option)
- VSWR Measurement Kit (Option)
- AM/FM Demodulation Function
- Various measurement functions (option)
- 1.5 GHz Tracking Generator (DSA815-TG)
- 3.2 GHz Tracking Generator (DSA832/E-TG)
- 7.5 GHz Tracking Generator (DSA875-TG)
- 8 inch (800×480 pixels) high-definition display with clear, vivid and easy-to-use graphical interface
- Various interfaces such as LAN, USB Host, USB Device and GPIB (option)

Rigol DS1054Z 4CH digital oscilloscope.

Rigol DS1054Z in the model provides full facilities. All measurement functions are already unlocked. Thus remains the oscilloscope even with increased measurement requirements up to date.
The displayed measured curves can be via the front USB Host directly on an optional USB-stick or via the rear USB port on a computer.
The large 17.78 cm TFT color monitor can be reliably all the details.
The sampling rate amounts per channel 500 MSa/s and is in single channel mode bundled, so that a sampling rate of up to 1 GSa/s is achieved.
The ultra-vision technology enables the display of overlapping signal intensity-dependent areas and a memory depth 24 Mpts for a detailed signal display.
These features make the DS1054Z to an extraordinary measuring device, which can adapt to your measurement requirements.
Highlights & Details

  • 100 MHz bandwidth (upgrade)
  • 4 analogue channels
  • Innovative Ultra-vision technology
  • All optional measuring functions now including
  • USB interface
  • 17.78 cm TFT colour display


  • The optional special functions such as memory expansion, Serial-Bus-trigger and decoder, Extended Trigger-Kit or real-time recording are now in the free bundle BND MSO/DS1000Z including · The BND MSO/DS1000Z-bundle contains the options:
  • SA-DS1000Z (decoding and trigger tools for the serial buses RS232/UART, I2C and SPI)
  • MEM-DS1000Z (memory expansion on 24 Mpts memory depth)
  • REC-DS1000Z (recording function for real-time recording and playback of curve shapes)
  • AT-DS1000Z (advanced trigger functions for the serial buses RS232/UART, I2C and SPI, Runt, Windows, nth edge, delay, time-out).
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    Rigol DS1054Z Oscilloscope Review Summary

    Rigol DG1022 function generator.

    The Rigol DG1022 2-channel random function generators are affordable but very capable function generators.
    Programmable via USB with the UltraWave software, simple specific signals can be sent via the 14-bit primary channel. Moreover, there is not yet a 10-bit secondary channel whose phase can be synchronized with the primary channel. With the help of Direct Digital Synthesis, the 1022 delivers reliable and precise signals. The simple and clear interface makes it easy to get started with the function generators.


    The difference between the two models is in the bandwidth, furthermore these function generators are identical.

    Model DG1022 DG1022A
    Bandbreedte 20 MHz 25 MHz
    Sample rate 100 MS/s 100 MS/s
    Prijs € 315,00 € 440,00


    Sinus Blokgolf Puls Ramp Ruis Arbitrair
    1μHz ~ 20MHz 1μHz ~ 20MHz 500μHz ~ 3MHz 1μHz ~ 150KHz 5Mhz 1μHz ~ 5MHz
    Precisie ± 100 ppm na een jaar
    Functie lengte CH 1: 4k punten
    CH 2: 1k punten
    Verticale resolutie CH 1: 14 bits
    CH 2: 10 bits
    Geheugen 10 functies
    Modulatie AM, FM, PM, FSK, Sweep, Burst
    Display Zwart wit LCD (256 x 64)
    Afmetingen 232 mm x 108 mm x 288 mm (bxhxd)
    Gewicht 2.56 kg

    Signal generator RIGOL DG1022U (tutorial)

    Marconi 2022D signal generator.

    The Marconi 2022D Signal Generator is a compact, lightweight unit offering frequency, phase and amplitude modulation over the frequency range 10 kHz to 1 GHz. Output levels from -127 dBm up to +13 dBm are provided and the unit is designed for a wide range of applications in research, development, production and maintenance. Microprocessor control provides simple and rapid operation via direct keyboard entry of settings. The non-volatile memory, which can store up to one hundred settings, further reduces measurement time. Full GPIB programmability adds greater flexibility and faster throughput in systems applications.
    • Wide frequency coverage
    • Small, light and rugged for portability
    • Non-volatile memory with 100 settings
    • Powerful second functions for rapid fault finding and calibration
    • Comprehensive amplitude, frequency and phase modulation
    • Simple operation
    • Reverse power protection up to 50 Watts
    • Choice of output calibration units GPIB programmability
    Carrier Frequency
    Range 10kHz to 1GHz
    Selection By keyboard entry
    Indication 7 digit LCD with units annunciators
    Displayed Resolution 10 Hz up to 100 MHz, 100 Hz above 100 MHz
    Accuracy Equal to the frequency standard accuracy
    RF Output
    Level -127 to +13 dBm (0.2 uV to 2 V EMF). When AM is selected the max. output power reduces linearly with AM depth to +7 dBm at maximum AM depth
    Selection By keyboard entry. Units may be uV, mV, V EMF or PD; dB relative to 1 uV, 1 mV EMF or PD; dBm. Conversion between dB and voltage units may be achieved by pressing the appropriate units key (dB, or V, mV, uV)
    Indication 4 digit LCD vIn units annunciators
    Displayed resolution 0.1 d8 or better over the entire voltage range
    Output level accuracy +1 dB for output levels above -10 dBm. ±2 dB for output levels below -10 dBm
    Output level flatness Better than ±0.5 dB from 10 kHz to 1 GHz for output levels above -7 dBm
    Output impedance

    50 ohms, type N female socket to MIL 3901230. VSWR is better than 1.5:1 for output levels below -7 dBm


HP5385A frequency counter

The Keysight 5385A Frequency Counter utilizes interpolar-enhanced reciprocal counting to provide outstanding performance at a low cost. Frequency coverage allows measurements from 10 Hz to 1 GHz, with resolution of 9 digits per second. The 5385A incorporates a programmable alphanumeric display, accessible remotely via either HP-IB (standard) or HP-IL (optional). The liquid crystal display (LCD) reduces component count, is easy to read (indoors or out), and improves counter reliability and serviceability.

The half-rack width 5385A instrument is portable, rackable, and stackable for use in the field, at a workbench, or as part of an ATE system. Options include a four-hour-capacity battery pack, and a high-stability ovenized oscillator for higher accuracy. 

  • High input sensitivity extends applications
  • Extensive input conditioning improves accuracy
  • Variable display digits improve readability
  • External DC operation extends portability
  • Standard TCXO timebase
  • Proven reliability
  • High Input Sensitivity
  • Sensitivity of at least 15 mV rms reduces the need for preamps, and improves low level signal measurement accuracy.
  • Extensive Input Conditioning
  • A low pass filter, automatic or manual attenuator and trigger level control features provide versatile signal-to-noise conditioning for optimum accuracy.
  • Variable Display Digits
  • View only readable digits from stable signals by controlling the number of display digits. Use as few as 3 or as many as 11 digits.
  • External DC Operation
  • Wide range (9-15V) external DC input power allows use of sources such as 12V automobile power to keep the timebase warm, or charge the battery option while in transit to remote sites.

 Rigol DM3064 multimeter.

Detailed Description

  • Test resolution: 6½ digits (2,400,000-count) 
  • 50 K/s maximum sample rate, 2M points of memory depth 
  • 256 × 64 pixels LCD display to support multi-display and screen menu 
  • 16 channels Multiplexer Module and Ultralogger software 
  • 26 test functions: DC voltage and current, AC voltage and current, 2-wire and 4-wire resistance, Capacitance, Continuity Test, Diode Test Frequency, Period, Ratio Test, Temperature, Any Sensor Test High Limit, Low Limit and High/Low Limit Math: Max, Min, Avg, Null, dBm, dB Data Acquisition: Data Record, Inspection, Programmable Automatic Measurements 
  • Input resistance > 10 GΩ: DC voltage range up to 48 V (±24 V) 
  • True RMS AC voltage and current test 
  • Built in Storage: Store up to 10 setup configurations, 10 data records and 10 sensor setups 
  • I/O: GPIB, LAN, RS-232, USB Device 
  • Integrated USB Host to support USB flash memory and USB printer 
  • Control software that is both easy and flexible to use
  • The module provides up to 16 Channels of acquisition.


    The easy to use software allows the user to scan any or all of the 16 channels and place into memory.



 Fluke 45 multimeter with dual screen

Manufacturer Specs



Power supplies.

Voltcraft FLP-126

Voltcraft FLP 126, 82W Single Output Variable DC Power Supply, Linear, Desktop - Voltcraft FLP 126,
The Voltcraft FLP 126 is a mains adapter with the two most common output voltages. It is ideal for automotive applications in workshops and laboratories as well as hobby and model making.Voltcraft FLP 126 82W Single Output Variable DC Power Supply
Programmable laboratory food PPS-11360

Voltcraft PPs-11360

The PPS series laboratory network supplies serve as a voltage-free DC voltage source for the use of devices with non-hazardous voltage.
The adjustable output can be read from the front up to max. 5A and from the rear up to the full nominal current.
The connection is made at the front with 4mm safety connections, at the rear there are screw terminal connections for high voltage.
The voltage and current settings are continuously adjusted with a digital rotary knob.
The adjustment can be adjusted sharply or globally, allowing a quick and accurate adjustment of the values.
The values ​​are indicated on a well-arranged display. The current limit for use with constant current can be set without a short-circuit bridge.
Three freely programmable memory spaces can be occupied with different fixed voltages and current limitations.
In addition, the laboratory power supply can be completely remotely controlled via the USB connection.

    Outputs 2 x
    1 V/DC-36 V/DC
    0 A-5 A
    Uitgangsspanning 1 1 V/DC-36 V/DC uitgangsstroom 1 0 A-5 A
    Vermogen 180 W
    remote control via USB
    3 adjustable settings
    Rotary knob for fine and normal adjustment
    Uitvoering (algemeen): Desktop
    For professional applications in labs, schools and education.

 USB connection for remote operation
 3 freely definable presets (Preset) for U and I
 Spanning, stroom en uitgang op afstand in- en uit te schakelen
 Switching voltage, current and output on and off remotely
 Protection against overload
 Temperature controlled fan.

APS 1215

Power supply 5-15V-DC and max. 15A

Daimond GZV4000

Diamond GZV-4000 geschakelde voeding 5/15V 40A
Switching mode 40A(continuous, 8hours)
Input voltage:AC230V 9A(50,60Hz)
Output voltage:DC5 to 15V variable
Output current:40A(continuous, 8hours)
Cooling system:Forced air flow with DC fan



Maas KNT-2000

Radiocom PS30SW



K-PO DG-503 digital SWR power meter.

The K-PO DG-503 is a High Quality digital SWR & Watt meter for accurate measuring for Forward Power & Reflected Power & VSWR. The K-PO DG 503 has a frequency range from 1.6 to 60 MHz (VHF) and from 125 to 525 MHz (UHF) and a power range from 0  to 200 Watt.  The K-PO DG-503 has 1 x UHF-female input connector and 1 x UHF-female connector for the VHF band (1.6 to 60 MHz) and 1 x N-female input connector and 1 x N-female connector for the UHF band (125 - 525 MHz). The K-PO DG-530 voltage is 12 Volt.
Large LCD (3.5") display for easy of reading.
Forward  / Reflected power / VSWR ratio in one push button.
LCD backlight display.
Power supply DC 12 Volt
Frequency Range: 1.6 - 60 MHz & 125 - 525 MHz.
Caibration point: 14MHz - 50MHz - 145MHz - 435MHz.
Impedance 50 Ohm.
Power Range: 0  - 200W.
Accuracy:  (+/- 5%)
Minimum Power for SWR: 1W.
Insertion Loss Less than 0.1 dB.
Testing function: Fwd/Ref Power & VSWR ratio.
Voltage: 12 Volt.
Input Connector: 1 x N-female + 1 x UHF-female.
Output Connector: 1 x N-female + 1 x UHF-female.
Dimension (W/H/D) mm 140  x 84 x 122.
Weight (Net): 750 Gram.

K-PO DG-503 digital SWR power meter.

MFJ259B antenna analyser.

The MFJ-259B SWR analyzer features a built-in 10 digit high-contrast LCD frequency counter. Reading your antennas SWR and finding its resonance has never been easier.
All you do is connect your antenna, set your SWR analyzer to the frequency you want and read your SWR. MFJ-259B gives you a complete pictures of your antenna's performance.
You can read antenna SWR and Complex Impedance 1.8 to 170 MHz.
Read Complex Impedance as series resistance and reactance (R+jX) or as magnitude (Z) and phase (degrees).
You can determine velocity factor, coax cable loss in dB, length of coax and distance to a short or open in feet.
You can read SWR, return loss and reflection coefficient at any frequency simultaneously at a single glance.
Also read inductance in UH and capacitance in pF at RF frequencies.
The large easy-to-read two line LCD screen and side-by-side meters clearly display your information.
The built-in frequency counter, Ni-Cad charger circuit, battery saver, low battery warning and smooth re-duction drive tuning and much more.
The MFJ-259B is easy to use! Just set the bandswitch and tune the dial -- just like your transceiver. SWR and complex Impedance are displayed instantly!
The MFJ-259B is a complete ham radio test station including -- frequency counter, RF signal generator, SWR Analyzer, RF resistance and Reactance Analyzer, Coax Analyzer, Capacitance and Inductance Meter and more!

SWR power analog.

Toyo 2m/70cm power/swr meter model T-435.

Daiwa CN-101L

Daiwa CNL101L: SWR/PWR Meter 1.8-150Mhz

* Frequentie range: 1.8 - 150MHz
* Power range: 15/150/1.5kW
* Power rating: 1.5kW (1.8 - 60MHz), 1kW (144MHz)
* SWR Detectie gevoeligheid: 4W minimum
* Input/Output Impedantie: 50 ohm
* Input/Output conn


FREQUENCY RANGE: 1.8~160 MHZ / 140~525 MHZ
MAXIMUM POWER HANDLING :3Kw 15 seconds / 2Kw 30 seconds / 1Kw 60 seconds
PRECISION:30W RANGE ±5% , 300W RANGE ±5% , 600W±7.5%, 3KW RANGE ±7.5%
INPUT LOSS:0.2db (1.8~160 MHZ),(140~525MHZ)

Daiwa CN-103L

Daiwa CNL103LN: SWR/PWR Meter 140-525MHz

Frequentie range: 140 - 525MHz
Power range: 20/200W
Power rating: 200W (140 - 525MHz)
SWR Detectie gevoeligheid: 4W minimum
Input/Output Impedantie: 50 ohm
Input/Output connectors: N type (N)
Afmeting: 80H xx 155W x 100Dmm


Own build

Components tester.

LC meter.

Xtal tester and counter

Manufacturer Specs

 Philips PM3200 single beam scoop.