Can a RFExplorer spectrum analyzer and RFExplorer signal generator be used as a vna?Neither.
To measure output power, you need a Bird Wattmeter.
or you need a VNA(Vector Network Analyzer) if you want to measure forward and reflected power.
The spectrum analyzer will be useful if you want to see the power in the harmonics.
The oscilloscope will be nearly useless for this purpose.
mhz stands for milli-hertz a very very low frequency. I think you meant
MHz which stands for Mega-hertz a VHF (Very High Frequency) encompassing the upper part of the FM broadcast band and the former VHF television channels.
I'm not familiar with either of those two instruments. Does the manual that comes with the spectrum analyzer suggest that it has that capability? You said in your original post that you wanted to "verify" power. I took that to mean that you wanted to measure the output power of the transmitter into a known load. I did not think the receiver was involved. Could you clarify that point?Can a RFExplorer spectrum analyzer and RFExplorer signal generator be used as a vna?
Either would do but with limited experience a DSO will be the safer to use as there is much less chance of damaging the inputs.
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