Rover ST4 & ST2 versus Promax tv explorer

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#1
Rover ST4 & ST2 versus Promax tv explorer
Anybody use these meters ? How do they compare like for like and do they all roughly do the same. Like to hear from anybody with any comments.
TVM.
 

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I've not used them in the field, but saw them all at the last trade show, was very impressed with the Rover ST2 and ST4, I think they outgun the Promax in both performance and usability.

I'm seriously considering selling the Swires Annie to buy the ST4.
 

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#3
I havent tried the Rover ST4 & ST2 but i am seriously considering buying a Rover DM-14B Digimax (for €2000)
The promax Explorer i have used and i was not impressed with its tuner.
 

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The new ones are great, only 2KGs, the older ones like the DM-14 are 5KGs, there has been a minor revolution in spectrum analyser performance and weight.
 

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rolfw said:
The new ones are great, only 2KGs, the older ones like the DM-14 are 5KGs, there has been a minor revolution in spectrum analyser performance and weight.
Well...the new & light ones all have LCD screens while the older models use CRT screens which doesnt help the weight issue or battery consumption..
 

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Yes, the weight is mainly because of the CRT and the power required to run it, I still take my EP313 with me when I'm installing systems though, as I can use it as an FM radio whilst I'm connecting the multiswitches. :)

The twin displays on the latest Rover units are a real plus point, plus the onscreen channel list for the DTT side of the unit.
 

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rolfw said:
Yes, the weight is mainly because of the CRT and the power required to run it, I still take my EP313 with me when I'm installing systems though, as I can use it as an FM radio whilst I'm connecting the multiswitches. :)

The twin displays on the latest Rover units are a real plus point, plus the onscreen channel list for the DTT side of the unit.
I still use my EP314 on daily basis and to be honest i have still yet to find another meter with a tuner responsive as EP314..
Still,i know i will sooner or later have to purchese something more up to date..

@rolf
Do you have any idea of Rover/Unaohm prices in UK?
 

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Yes, will pull a list together and PM them to you, won't be til later though, as I have to go out. :)
 

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#9
No hurries M8...in your own time will do..
 
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