MESA handheld spectrum analyzer

A Portable Spectrum Analyzer and Much More

MESA® 2.0 is a portable, handheld RF receiver that detects known, unknown, illegal, disruptive or interfering transmissions. MESA® 2.0 has the portability and operational features not found on other spectrum analyzers. It provides tools, specifications, and design features for locating unknown signals throughout a wide frequency range up to 6 GHz (*12 GHz with the Down Converter antenna).

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    Efficiency: MESA® 2.0 is easy to set up and puts sweep data at your fingertips with user-friendly navigation. Auto antenna recognition makes changing antennas a snap.

    Usability: Full touchscreen control provides quick access to Spectrum, WiFi, Bluetooth®, Mobile Bands, and (Patented) SmartBars™ modes.

    Portability: Portable, handheld battery powered unit can sweep target areas using a full selection of fixed, bracket mounted, and handheld antennas/probes.

    *Available with MESA® 2.0 Deluxe

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    • MESA® 2.0 displays a full range of frequency data to 6GHz (*12GHz with the Down Converter Antenna)
    • Sweep modes:
    • Display Features: Persistence, Raster Waterfall, Spectral Power Histogram (RSSI), Peak Trace, Average Trace, Patent Pending Cached Peak
    • Display & Controls:  7in/18cm capacitive touch screen with brightness and zoom controls
    • MCP (Multi-Carrier Probe): Carrier Current, Visible Light/IR, Ultrasonic, Audio Transformer, and Acoustic Leakage
    • Antenna Probe Recognition automatically detects REI antennas/probes and adjusts display
    • Audio Demodulation: AM/FM
    • Alerts:  haptic, audible, and visible
    • Remote Access:  Ethernet port for VNC remote access
    • Signal List Generation:  Manual or automatic depending on the mode
    • GPS:  Removable USB, that captures and saves GPS data
    • Audio:  Built-in speaker and external headphones with adjustable volume control.
    • Microphone port for Acoustic Leakage Probe and Audio Transformer
    • Data Ports:  2 USB 2.0 Type-A ports for software upgrades, file storage, file transfer

    * Available with MESA 2.0 Deluxe


    • Detect RF WiFi, Bluetooth­®, cell phones, illicit transmissions
    • Interference detection & troubleshooting
    • RF research and development
    • Wireless industry developers
    • Intelligence protection
    • Communications Site Surveys
    • Eavesdropping detection
    • RF emissions analysis
    • Spectrum misuse investigation


    Sweep Speed:  >200 GHz/second
    Operating Freq. Range:  10 kHz - 6 GHz /*12 GHz
    Resolution Bandwidth Variable depending on span: 0.0380 kHz to 312.5 kHz
    Instantaneous Bandwidth:  25 MHz
    DANL - Noise Floor:  312.5 kHz RBW with Pre-amp: -90 dBm, 9.765 kHz RBW with Pre-amp: -110dBm
    Attenuation:  0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB, Auto
    Preamp:  +15 dB
    Detection Types:  RF, Carrier Current, Acoustic Leakage, IR/Visible Light, Ultrasonic
    Spurious Free Dynamic Range:  81.6 dB
    Receiver Type:  Swept-tuned Superheterodyne
    Audio Demodulation AM/FM demodulation with filter options: Auto, 200 kHz, 20 kHz, 5 kHz
    Input Port:  QMA connector (RF input) for included and auxiliary RF antennas
    Supply AC:  100-240V/50-60Hz; single rechargeable Li-ion battery (includes 1 spare)
    Run Time:   ~3 hours (typical) per battery
    Charge time:   ~3 hours per battery (typical)
    Unit Dimensions:  5 x 8 x 2 in /13 x 20 x 5 cm
    Unit Weight:  2.4lbs/1.1kg including battery
    Case Dimensions:  6 x 15 x 18.5in / 16 x 38 x 47cm
    Case/Contents Weight:  15lbs. / 6.8kg
    Operating temperature:   -10° to 53° C
    Battery charging temperature:   5° to 37° C
    Storage temperature:   -20° to 60° C

    Included Accessories

    Accessories vary depending on selected model. Two MESA models are available: Basic, and Deluxe

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