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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Leading Digital TV Industry Publication

— 03-04/2015

The carrying strap can be

attached in a number of ways,

so that the meter can be carried

along comfortably over a long

period of time.

cannot resist the temptation

of leaving everything to the

user, which in turn makes the

meter resemble a convention-

al spectrum analyser. Form a

technical standpoint, this may

be a purposeful approach, but

in the real world many install-

ers are simply overwhelmed

by having to set up their me-

ter quickly and correctly for a

specific job. The example of

SLR cameras springs to mind

in this context: Those reflex

cameras also allow virtually

limitless adjustment options

so that you can eventually

shoot the perfect photo. But

– and this is a big but – you

need to be in the know so that

you can actually put all those

options to practice, and you

also need enough time to take

care of all settings before you

can press the shutter. What’s

the alternative for achieving

great results in an efficient

way? Easy, just use automatic


We believe Spaun has taken

a step in the right direction

with its pre-defined settings

for a number of different re-

al-world scenarios. After all,

time equals money for profes-

sional installers and most of

them will be more than happy

for Spaun to take the burden

of spectrum configuration off

their shoulders. Five different

modes are pre-set, and you

should find that they are all

you’ll ever really need:


: High resolution

with standard refresh rate.

Max Hol

d: Activated peak

hold mode.


: An average value

is shown for each frequency.


: Single spectrum

run for documentation pur-



: Very high refresh

rate with slightly reduced

resolution – ideal for aligning

satellite antennas.

In addition, different meas-

urement types are available

in spectrum mode:


: Measurement of the

signal amplitude at a marker



: Measurement of the

signal amplitude between two

marker positions.


: Automatic meas-

urement of the signal power

of digital carriers.


: Automatic measure-

ment of the carrier-to-noise


For the terrestrial spectrum

it is possible to activate the

so-called LTE mode, which

simulates the effects of an

LTE filter. This way techni-

cians can make a qualified

decision whether or not an

LTE filter is required or ben-

eficial in the end. This is an

extremely handy tool in eve-

ryday use.

The spectrum can either be

presented as an area or as a

line, and naturally the scal-

ing can be adjusted manually

or be left at automatic. The

measuring span can be set

in pre-defined steps ranging

from 1 MHz all the way to the

entire frequency range. The

touchscreen allows users to

position markers anywhere in

the spectrum simply by tap-

ping the corresponding posi-

tion. If you’re anything like us