RF

50 ohm vs 75 ohm conversion

Coaxial cables are measured by impedance. The most common impedance values are 50 ohms and 75 ohms. different cables. 50 ohms is most often used for radio transmitting and receiving applications. 75 Ohm is primary used for video and audio. 75 Ohm cables are the standard coax cable you find everywhere inside your home and

tinySA cheap pocket size RF spectrum analyzer

A spectrum analyzer measures the magnitude of an input signal versus frequency within the full frequency range of the instrument. The primary use is to measure the power of the spectrum of known and unknown signals. Spectrum analyzers are widely used to measure the frequency response, noise and distortion characteristics of all kinds of radio-frequency

NanoVNA cable measurements

Having a VNA opens up so many possibilities for RF measurements. Typical measurements are antenna matching, RF filters, impedance matching and cable loss. But it an do more. You can use it even to measure the coaxial cable length – a task that is normally performed with time domain reflectometer (TRD), an instrument I have

NanoVNA as signal generator

NanoVNA vector signal analyzer can be used also as an RF signal generator. If you are in a hurry and need a quick & square wave signal between 50 kHz and 300 MHz the NanoVNA can come to the rescue. Just set the centre frequency of the stimulus at the value you need and a

S-A-A-2 NanoVNA V2

A Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) is an extremely useful tool for radio hobbyists as it allows you to measure and tune antennas and filters, as well as measure cables. The most affordable such instrument for some time has been NanoVNA. NanoVNA V2 Vector Network Analyzer can be viewed as next updated version of NanoVNA. The

NanoVNA RF Demo kit

Got RF test kit to play with NanoVNA from Banggood: RF Demo Kit NanoVNA RF Tester Board Filter Attenuator for NanoVNA-F Vector Network Anaylzer. I selected this RF Demo Kit NanoVNA over another quite similar RF demo kit because this kit was cheaper and looked better. This RF Demo Kit is specially designed for RF

SDR videos

Software-defined radio (SDR) technology can be used for many interesting technical experiments. With listening only SDR you can do many interesting things, but having a SDR that can also transmit opens many new doors. Here are some interesting videos related to SDR and cyber security: Universal Radio Hacker – Replay Attack With HackRF Download here:

WRC 19 Wrap-up: Additional spectrum allocations agreed for IMT-2020 (5G mobile)

https://techblog.comsoc.org/2019/11/22/wrc-19-wrap-up-additional-spectrum-allocations-agreed-for-imt-2020-5g-mobile/ WRC-19 identified additional globally harmonized (millimetre wave) frequency bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), including IMT-2020 (otherwise known as 5G mobile). Frequency bands 24.25-27.5 GHz, 37-43.5 GHz, 45.5-47 GHz, 47.2-48.2 and 66-71 GHz are allocated for the deployment of 5G networks. In total, 17.25 GHz of spectrum has been identified for IMT by the

2in1 Wireless and Wired Microphone

I got a very cheap wired/wireless micĀ  from Wish.com. I plan was to have a cheap “disposable” microphone for uses where I don’t want risking the more expensive microphone. Basically the product looks OK. The construction is plastic, but till feels acceptable for the price (less than 10 Euros on sale). If I get this

Battery for NanoVNA

I had earlier written about NanoVNA and how the device I got came without battery. The device supports rechargeable LiPo batteries, but the batteries are not included on the model I bought because of the safety of international transportation. I also liked to have the LiPo battery installed on my device. The device has battery