Radio Explorer III HD Radio

Advanced Mobile HD Radio Analyzer

HD Radio coverage survey tool in a class of its own

Radio Explorer III HD Radio is an advanced coverage survey tool, fully compliant with the Digital HD Radio Broadcasting standard. It boasts an FM tuner, as well as an FM/HD Radio tuner and guarantees precision and versatility. This is a powerful tool, which measures all important signal parameters, including RF level, MPX deviation, Left & Right Audio levels values, DAAI and CDNR. It has a built-in FM RDS/RBDS Decoder, an HD Radio PAD Decoder, as well as a Loudness Meter, among other great features to ensure excellent performance and effectiveness.

HD Radio coverage survey tool in a class of its own
  • FM/HD Radio DSP-based Tuner 87.1 - 107.9MHz
  • Up to 100 dBµV direct RF Antenna Input
  • Selectable wide range IF filter bandwidth
  • HD Radio PAD (Program-Associated Data) Information
  • Provision for PAD data analysis and Logging
  • Selectable De-emphasis - 50µs and 75µs
  • RDS and RBDS decoder with BER meter
  • Very Intuitive Navigational Menu
  • Protected access to the device settings
  • SNTP for automatic synchronization of the built-in clock
  • LAN port for full TCP/IP remote control and monitoring
  • Adjustable MIN/MAX alarms for RF, Left & Right Audio Levels
  • Alarm dispatch via E-mail, SNMP ver.2C and GPO
  • Firmware updates will ensure improved operation
  • Antenna port supporting up to 110 dBµV direct RF Antenna Input
  • Built-in 50-channels GPS Receiver
  • Front panel OLED Graphical Display
  • Easy to use WEB Interface
  • Apple and Android devices support
  • Very Intuitive Application Interface
  • SNMP for adjustments and control
  • Maintenance via DEVA Device Manager Software
  • Measurement results visualization in Google Earth
  • Accurate front-panel metering for local use
  • Headphone output with front panel level control
  • 3 General purpose outputs
  • Built-in FTP Server for easy download of the Log files
  • Robust, custom made Metal Case for high RF immunity

Radio Explorer III HD Radio is an impressive addition to DEVA Broadcast's line of products dedicated to HD Radio monitoring. Fully compliant with the Digital HD Radio Broadcasting standard, this is a powerful tool, which comes with an FM tuner and an FM/HD Radio tuner for an even higher quality of operation.

It is the go-to product for reliable coverage survey and measures the selected HD Radio frequency with precision and effectiveness, including FM parameters, of up to 10 channels. The built-in FM RDS/RBDS Decoder and the HD Radio PAD Decoder further contribute to the top performance of the Radio Explorer III HD Radio. As is the case with all of our products, this one combines superb features with user-friendly operation. Its high-resolution graphical OLED display with front panel navigational buttons and soft buttons ensures effortless usage of the unit, with easy navigation through the menus and quick access to the device's various functions.

The Radio Explorer III HD Radio measures all important signal parameters, including the RF level, MPX deviation, Left & Right Audio levels values, as well as HD Radio parameters such as DAAI and CDNR. Additionally, it boasts a Loudness meter, which can be shown as defined by ITU BS.1770-4 and EBU R128 recommendations, as the product supports both.

This tool can also be controlled through the built-in Web server - a standard web browser can be used to monitor its status or to make some adjustments. iOS and Android devices are also supported. The Main Screen of the WEB Interface shows all mandatory parameters represented as LED bar graph readings.

The DEVA Device Manager Software, supplied free of charge, also allows for quick and easy connection to the device.

With its array of smart features, Radio Explorer III HD Radio is sure to be the product of choice for dependable HD Radio monitoring.

RF Input
Tuning RangeUser selectable, 87.1-107.9 MHz
Tuning Step10, 20, 50, 100 kHz
Tuner Sensitivity≤ 10µV for 50dB monaural FM S/N
Antenna PortsBNC Connector, 50Ω
Internal Attenuator0, 10, 20 and 30 dB
Dynamic range100 dB
FM Demod
IF Filter BandwindthSelectable 15 Incr. (27kHz - 157kHz) or Auto
Frequency Response±0.1 dB, 10 Hz to 86 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, 50 µs de-emphasis
Stereo Separation50 dB, 50 Hz to 10 kHz, 50 µs de-emphasis
HD Radio
Audio ProgramsMPS, SPS1 to SPS7
Quality IndicatorsDAAI, CDNR, HD Radio lock
SIS DataStation Slogan, Station Message, Station Long Name, Station Universal Short Name, FCCID
PAD DataArtist, Title, Album, Genre
Metering Accuracy
RF Level±1 dB, 0 to 100 dBµV
MPX Power±0.2 dBr, -12 to 12 dBr, 0.1 dBr resolution
Total, Pos, Neg±2 kHz, 10 to 100 kHz, 1 kHz resolution
Pilot, RDS±0.5 kHz, 1 to 12 kHz, 0.2 kHz resolution
Audio±1 dB, +10.0 to -55.0 dB, 0.1 dB resolution
Audio (L, R)+6 dBu, 600Ω, balanced XLR Connector
GPOTerminals on rear panel, optoisolated
Headphone6,3mm (1/4") Phone Jack
Communication Interfaces
USBB-type Connector
Ethernet 10/100 Base-TRJ45 Connector
RDS Decoder
StandardsEuropean RDS CENELEC; United States RBDS NRSC
Error Correction & CountingYes
AF DecodingYes
CT (Time/Date)Yes
RT (Radio Text), RT+Yes
PS (Program Service name)Yes
Group AnalyzerYes
BER AnalyzerYes
Group Sequence DisplayYes
RDS RAW Data DisplayYes
GPS Receiver
Number of channels50
AntennaPre-amplified, 5m of cable, magnetic
ConnectorSMA, rear panel
Measurement Storage
Storage16GB Build-in Memory Card
Data formatText, CSV
Power Requirement
Voltage12 DC (11-15V) / 2A max at 12V
ConnectorXLR (on rear panel)
Size and Weight
Dimensions (W;H;D)210 x 76 x 215 mm
Shipping Weight470 x 180 x 310 mm / 4.031 kg
HS Code8527212000