Band Scanner 2

FM & MOD Analyzer, RDS Decoder, built-in GPS receiver for signal coverage survey

The latest, revolutionary iteration of the Band Scanner

The Band Scanner 2 is the latest DEVA FM Monitoring tool, marking the sensational comeback of the original Band Scanner in an upgraded, more versatile version that combines the functionality and parameters of several of our best-valued and best-selling products. In keeping with the characteristics of its famous predecessor, this impressive tool can measure RF level, MPX deviation, Left & Right Audio Levels, RDS and Pilot injection levels. During a campaign, measurements are stored in a log file, after which they can be easily converted into KMZ format and visualized in Google Earth.

To power the system, all you need is the USB port of any Windows PC. With the Band Scanner 2 you can view playlists of the competitive stations, as well as save and export them into and Excel file. The free-of-charge Windows software sweeps the receiver across the FM band and generates a spectrum display of carrier level versus frequency. Each carrier is analyzed and a station list is created. This sophisticated product further refines stations with an RDS presence to show all radio data groups transmitted.

The latest, revolutionary iteration of the Band Scanner
  • FM Band 64 – 107.9 MHz Spectrum Analyzer
  • MPX, PILOT & RDS deviation meters
  • External composite MPX and RDS input
  • Built-in Stereo decoder
  • LEFT and RIGHT level meters
  • Built-in 12-channels GPS Receiver
  • Measurement results visualization in Google Earth
  • Full feature RDS and RBDS decoder
  • RDS/RBDS Groups Detector & Analyzer
  • RDS/RBDS Stream BER meter
  • RDS/RBDS Data Logger
  • View playlists of the competitive stations
  • Saving and exporting the playlists to Excel file
  • Compare the signal strength to competitors and other stations
  • Pocket size USB powered box. No external power supply required
  • Tracking all the detailed histories saved in the RDS Data Log

The Band Scanner 2 is a revolutionary device that builds on the features of the legendary Band Scanner to provide you with the ultimate tool to assess FM broadcast band congestion and log station identification parameters. In keeping with the characteristics of its famous predecessor, this impressive tool can measure RF level, MPX deviation, Left & Right Audio Levels, RDS and Pilot injection levels. During a campaign, measurements are stored in a log file, after which they can be easily converted into KMZ format and visualized in Google Earth.

To power the system, all you need is the USB port of any Windows PC. With the Band Scanner 2 you can view playlists of the competitive stations, as well as save and export them into and Excel file. The free-of-charge Windows software sweeps the receiver across the FM band and generates a spectrum display of carrier level versus frequency. Each carrier is analyzed and a station list is created. This sophisticated product further refines stations with an RDS presence to show all radio data groups transmitted. It allows for manual tuning through the receiver screen or by double-clicking a point on the spectrum plot or an entry on the station list. There are two ways to save spectrum plots - as jpeg or bmp files. A separate window on the receiver screen displays the RDS data error level.

The latest, revolutionary iteration of the Band Scanner
FM Radio Tuner
Tuning Range64 to 107.9 MHz, Frequency Agile
Tuning Step50 kHz, 100 kHz, 200 kHz odd, 200 kHz even
Tuner Sensitivity30 dBµV
Antenna PortBNC Connectors, 50Ω
Dynamic range100 dB
FM Demod
IF Filter Bandwidth100 kHz, 200 kHz, Wide; User selectable
Frequency Response10 Hz to 70 kHz; ±0.01 dB, 100 Hz to 60 kHz;
Dynamic range90 dB
Stereo Decoder
Frequency Response (L and R)±0.1 dB, 10 Hz to 15 kHz
SNR (Stereo)60 dB, 50 µs de-emphasis
THD0.1%, 10 Hz to 15 kHz, Wide IF filter
Stereo Separation50 dB typical, 50 Hz to 10 kHz, Wide IF filter
Metering Accuracy
RF Level±2 dB, 0 to 110 dBµV
Total, Pos, Neg±2 kHz, 10 to 100 kHz, 0.1 kHz resolution
Pilot, RDS±0.5 kHz, 1 to 12 kHz, 0.1 kHz resolution
Audio±1 dB, -60 to 5 dB, 0.1 dB resolution
MPX Power±0.2 dBr, -12 to 12 dBr, 0.1 dBr resolution
FM Antenna Input
Connector BNC on rear panel
Impedance50 Ω
MPX (Composite) Input
Connector BNC on rear panel
Impedance10 kΩ
Frequency Range10 Hz to 70 kHz; ±0.01 dB, 100 Hz to 60 kHz;
Sensitivity3.5 Vp-p @ 100%
RDS data decoding
StandardsEuropean RDS CENELEC and United States RBDS NRSC
Error CorrectionYes
Group countingYes
Error countingYes
AF decodingYes
CT (Time/Date)Yes
PI, PTY, DI, MSYes
TA/TPYes
RT (Radio Text)Yes
PS (Program Service name)Yes
EON (Enhanced Other Networks information)Yes
PTYN (Program TYpe Name)Yes
SLC (Slow labelling Codes)Yes
ODA (Open Data Applications)Yes
GPS receiver
Number of channels12
AntennaPre-amplified, 5m of cable, magnetic
ConnectorSMA, rear panel
Frequency program memories
GPS Scheduler Capacityunlimited
FM Tuner Presetsunlimited
Measurement storage
StorageDatabase
Data formatsMicrosoft Excel compatible format (csv), Google Earth compatible KMZ, Proprietary Band Data format (bnd), Proprietary RDS Group Data format (grp), Proprietary Campaign Data format (cgn)
User interface
Indicators4 LEDs, front panel
Operating conditions
Equipment operational between-10° and 40°C
EMC immunity6V/m
Communication
TypeUSB 2.0 compatible
ConnectorMini USB, front panel
Power Requirement
Power supply USB powered
ConnectorMini USB, front panel
Size and Weight
Dimensions (W;H;D)86 x 25 x 125 mm
Shipping Weight230 x 70 x 172 mm / 0.5kg