Can VNA106 can be used as Spectrum Analyzer ?

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Can VNA106 can be used as Spectrum Analyzer ?

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Can somebody answer on it ?

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Re: Can VNA106 can be used as Spectrum Analyzer ?

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Whilst there are similarities in what a VNA and an SA do we would need to have much more detail about exactly what you are looking to do to comment.

With limited information the answer will always be no, as we wouldn't want you to purchase and then find it doesn't work.
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Re: Can VNA106 can be used as Spectrum Analyzer ?

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My main goal to purchase VNA is to use it as vector analyzer. But I'm considering also some alternative uses. This case I would like to observe power spectral density of RF signal from GNSS antenna, 1.5-1.7 GHz, for narrow band signals coming for example from GPS signal jammers. I'm not interested in detailed structure of these interference, just to see if they are present and how far are from noise level.

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Re: Can VNA106 can be used as Spectrum Analyzer ?

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Hi,
Same question here. We would like to use the PicoVNA not only as an VNA but also as a spectrum analyser. Single input and display of the spectral content. Is this possible in some way?
Best regards
Ralf

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