R&S®DDF007 Portable Direction Finder

Key Facts

  • Wide frequency range from 20 MHz to 6 GHz (DF mode) and 9 kHz to 7.5 GHz (receive mode)
  • High-precision correlative interferometer DF method

Brief Description

The R&S®DDF007 portable direction finder has an integrated, fast wideband receiver that covers a very wide frequency range. The battery-operated unit relies on high-precision DF methods.

Features & Benefits

  • Wide frequency range
  • Integrated, fast wideband receiver
  • High-precision DF method
  • Integrated map display (option)

Specifications

Model Frequency range
R&S®ADD107 20 MHz to 1.3 GHz
R&S®ADD207 690 MHz to 6 GHz

Key Facts

  • Wide frequency range from 20 MHz to 6 GHz (DF mode) and 9 kHz to 7.5 GHz (receive mode)
  • High-precision correlative interferometer DF method
  • Integrated, fast wideband receiver with optional panorama scan for fast scanning of wide frequency ranges
  • Compact, multi-element DF antennas with integrated GPS module and electronic compass; optional magnet mount adapter for fast antenna installation on a vehicle roof
  • Optional, integrated map display function including triangulation for transmitter location by means of a running fix
  • Compact, lightweight lithium-ion battery pack for two hours of DF operation or four hours of receive operation on a single battery charge

Brief Description

The R&S®DDF007 portable direction finder has an integrated, fast wideband receiver that covers a very wide frequency range. The battery-operated unit relies on high-precision DF methods. The R&S®DDF007 is used in conjunction with compact DF antennas, making it ideal for all applications that call for a powerful yet handy direction finder.

The DF system consists of the R&S®DDF007 portable direction finder and a compact DF antenna (R&S®ADD107, R&S®ADD207 or R&S®ADD307). The DF antennas come with an integrated GPS module, an electronic compass and an optional magnet mount vehicle adapter. Installing the portable direction finder in a commercial vehicle takes no more than a few minutes.

Features & Benefits

  • Integrated, fast wideband receiver
    • Detailed IF spectrum display at high bandwidths
    • Fast spectrum monitoring
    • Demodulation of wideband signals
    • Signal analysis in receive mode (option)
    • Polychrome spectrum to distinguish superimposed, pulsed signals (option)
    • Occupied bandwidth measurement
  • High-precision DF method
    • Correlative interferometer DF method
    • Watson-Watt DF method (for R&S®ADD107 below 173 MHz)
  • Integrated map display (option)
    • Integration of OpenStreetMap (OSM) digital maps
    • Triangulation-based radiolocation
  • High-resolution IF spectrum
    • All details visible in DF mode
  • Control and system software
    • R&S®DF7‑CTL control software
    • R&S®RAMON software components (options)
  • Innovative, compact DF antennas and accessories
    • Multi-element DF antennas
    • Integrated GPS module and electronic compass
    • Vehicle adapter with magnet mount (option)
    • Lightweight wooden tripod (option)
    • Transportation bag and DF antenna backpack (options)
    • Two hours of DF operation or four hours of receive operation (with receiving antenna) on a single battery charge
  • Homing in on a transmitter
    • Locating a transmitter at close range
    • Frequency range extendable up to 18 GHz

Specifications

DF mode

Frequency range with R&S®ADD107 20 MHz to 1.3 GHz
  with R&S®ADD207 690 MHz to 6 GHz
  with R&S®ADD307 20 MHz to 690 MHz
DF method with R&S®ADD207 or R&S®ADD307 DF antenna, or with R&S®ADD107 DF antenna above 173 MHz correlative interferometer 
  with R&S®ADD107 DF antenna below 173 MHz Watson-Watt
Display resolution selectable 0.1° or 1°

Receive mode

Frequency range with separate receiving antenna 9 kHz to 7.5 GHz
Scan speed with R&S®DDF007-PS panorama scan option up to 2 GHz/s
IF spectrum display range selectable up to 10 MHz
Demodulation bandwidth selectable up to 500 kHz

General data

Lithium-ion battery pack operating time per charge DF mode approx. 2 h
  receive mode, with separate receiving antenna approx. 4 h
Dimensions base unit approx. 192 mm × 320 mm × 62  mm
(7.56 in × 12.60 in × 2.44 in)
  R&S®ADD107, R&S®ADD207
(Ø  × H)
approx. 330 mm × 270 mm
(13 in × 10.63 in)
Weight base unit with battery pack approx. 3.5 kg (7.72 lb)
  R&S®ADD107, R&S®ADD207 approx. 6 kg (13.23 lb)
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