Updated September 27, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Spectrum Analyzers

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2016. Whether you are an employee of a major phone service provider that is choosing the site of a new cell tower, an amateur UFO hunter looking to make contact with extraterrestrials, or wondering why your home's wireless internet signal is so poor, you will need to measure the frequency and power of the various signals assailing the area. With one of these spectrum analyzers, you will be all set. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best spectrum analyzer on Amazon.

10. Instrustar ISDS205A

9. GW Instek GSP-730

8. Siglent SSA3032

7. AirMagnet Spectrum ES

6. Rigol DSA815-TG Tracking

5. Oscium WiPry 5X


3. Tektronix RSA306B

2. Anritsu MS2721B

1. RF Explorer Combo

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on September 27, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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