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Software update available

The new RF Explorer for Windows v1.12.1601.5 is available for download and includes very useful enhancements:

  • Tool Group for markers, easier and more convenient to use than menu. It has never been easier to place the marker you need!
  • Tool Group for visual options such as trace thickness or grid
  • Enhanced 3D Waterfall to support extended data resolution
  • Several bug fixes

This new version is fully tested and recommended for all users. For more details please check RF Explorer for Windows Release Notes

A new firmware version is also available for Signal Generator and Spectrum Analyzer:

  • Spectrum Analyzer firmware v1.12 Beta 26: fixes a problem where amplitude change from RF Explorer for Windows may be ignored sometimes
  • Signal Generator firmware v1.12 Beta 15: adds accurate power levels reading on screen. This is direct read from internal factory calibration tables stored in the device.

User manuals are also updated to cover new functionality available in firmware v1.12:

RFTrack for Android: TV Whitespace RF Explorer analyzer

Our friends at ICTP in Italy are presenting a global effort to record TV White Spaces in a worldwide database. These are RF frequencies formerly allocated by TV broadcast but not actually used. By detecting these whitespaces certain licensed and unlicensed transmissions can benefit from it. This project is using RFTrack Android app and a connected RF Explorer to capture GPS & RF activity, then uploaded to a global repository.

And this is all offered for free. As a community we can benefit from a global database with this information being timely updated. Contributors are appreciated: all you need is a RF Explorer and an Android device, record data from your local city and upload into the database.

The ICTP TVWS global database is available on this link: wireless.ictp.it/tvws/

RF Explorer support on Android phones & tablets

We are happy to welcome a new 3rd party software product for the RF Explorer family: Touchstone Mobile.

Our friends at NutsAboutNets have been working hard in the last few months to bring you a nice, cost effective software solution for Android devices with OTG USB port.

Touchstone Mobile can be downloaded from Google Play Store and includes a simple testing application, online instructions and everything you need to get your link working in minutes. More details at nutsaboutnets.com/touchstone-mobile