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Re: Spectrum Analyzers and the FCC
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Subject: Re: Spectrum Analyzers and the FCC
From: Sherrod Munday <smunday@ieee.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:50:22 -0400
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On Apr 10, 2017, at 21:42, Steve Tuzeneu <stuzeneu@gmail.com> wrote:
> I heard an engineer claim that the FCC has to type accept, or certify spectrum analyzers.  I had never heard of that before.  

While I don't know for sure, that certainly sounds like someone was making an three-Pinnochio excuse so he didn't have to admit that he didn't know how to properly operate one (e.g. said to the boss: "I just can't get one because it's *impossible* to get those government wonks at the FCC to do anything!  I mean, they haven't even issued me the required permit yet to buy and use an FCC-certified spectrum analyzer!").


The only certification I'd suggest that you worry about is having a NIST-traceable lab align it properly so you can use it for reference RF measurements and trust and rely on the information it's telling you (assuming you know how to use it properly).

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Sherrod Munday
<smunday@ieee.org>

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