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Freedom R8000C Communications Analyzer


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The R8000 tests every major digital LMR protocol, is highly expandable, and boasts the best spectral purity in the industry.

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The R8000C is the third generation of the industry-standard LMR communications system analyzer first shipped in 2009.

Weighing just 14 pounds, the R8000 is the only test set to offer complete benchtop functionality in a portable, software-defined package. Firmware upgrades are available free for the life of the unit, so the R8000’s capabilities only expand over time.

The R8000 tests every major digital LMR protocol, is highly expandable, and boasts the best spectral purity in the industry. In fact, its RF specifications meet or surpass those of instruments costing thousands of dollars more. All which explains why the R8000 has become the preferred LMR test tool for thousands of radio technicians worldwide.

Spectrum Analyzer - Signal Strength Meter - Broad & Narrow Band Power Meters - Measurement Receiver - Audio Counter - Modulation Scope - AC/DC Voltmeters - Distortion Meters - AM Modulation Meter - FM Deviation Meter - Frequency Error Meter

Signal Generator
RF Signal Generator - Audio Signal Generator Protocol Generator

Special Instruments
Tracking Generator - Cable Fault Locator - Return Loss/VSWR bridge (opt.)

Spectrum Analyzer - SINAD Meter - Oscilloscope - Distribution Plot - Eye Diagram - Constellation Display - Power Profile

DMR - MOTOTRBO - TETRA Subscriber Test Mode - NXDN Test Mode - P25 Conventional - P25 Trunking - PTC: Positive Train Control dPMR

Motorola TRBO Mobiles & Portables - Motorola XTL Series Mobiles - Motorola XTS1500/2500/5000 Portables - Motorola APX Mobiles & Portables - KENWOOD NX Series Mobiles & Portables - Harris XG-75 Mobiles & Portables


The R8000C comes equipped with a spectrum analyzer comparable to those found on stand-alone instruments costing as much or more.

With a noise floor well below -140 dBm at narrow spans, super-fast signal acquisition, 4 markers (2 standard), and an available variable vertical scale down to 1 dB per division, the R8000C is the ideal tool for tracking and measuring elusive interfering signals.

The software-based architecture of the R8000C lets you add software options and upgrades in the field.

So if your needs change down the line, simply order the feature or protocol you need and enable it by entering a 16digit option key using the front panel keypad.


Our unique Dual Display allows you to view the RF spectrum analyzer and modulation scope at the same time, giving you the ability to analyze RF characteristics of the carrier signal and recovered audio from the same screen.

Complete functionality of each instrument is available in Dual Display mode, and all associated measurements are displayed. With Dual Display, you no longer need to go back and forth from the spectrum analyzer to the modulation scope to see everything you need – it’s all on one screen! Included with the Enhanced Spectrum Analyzer option R8-ESA


Our Tracking Generator option provides an integrated instrument that sets up the RF Generator in a sweeping mode that is lock stepped with the Spectrum Analyzer. The tracker’s extraordinary dynamic range and response time delivers an invaluable tool for measuring and servicing RF filtering and combining networks like IF filters and Duplexers.

The R8000’s low Spectrum Analyzer noise floor, FFT processing, and broad selection of display and marker functions assure quick and accurate measurements. Antenna return loss and VSWR measurements can be made


The exceptional phase noise performance of the R8000C signal generator, makes it suitable for manufacturing and other high-performance applications.

FREEDOM Monitor and Control (M&C) Interface consists of proprietary commands as well as support of IEEE standard equipment ID query for automating manufacturing test processes and procedures.


Size23.9cm (H) x 32.3cm (W) x 19.1cm (D)
Weight (Base Unit)6.4 kg
Boot-up time45 sec
Battery> 1.5 hr runtime (internal)
Operating Temperature0 °C to + 50 °C
Maximum RF Power Meter Input150 W
Timebase Temperature Stability0.15 ppm
Timebase Aging0.5 ppm/Year 1, 0.3 ppm/Year
ModulationFM, AM, P25 Phase I & II, DMR, NXDN, dPMR, ARIB T98
Frequency Range (Generator)1 MHz to 3 GHz
Output Level Range+5 dBm to -130 dBm (<2GHz)
-5 dBm to - 130 dBm (> 2GHz)
Output Level Accuracy±1 dB (RF I/O port)
±2 dB (Generate port)
SSB Phase Noise-95 dBc/Hz (@ 20 kHz offset < 1GHz, 15 °C to 35 °C)
-93 dBc/Hz (all frequencies, 0 °C to 50 °C)
Residual AM<1% (300 Hz to 3 kHz BW)
Residual FM< 4 Hz (300 Hz to 3 kHz BW, < 1 GHz)
< 5 Hz ( 300 Hz to 3 kHz BW, > 1 GHz)
Spurious (Harmonic)-20 dBc (max)
Spurious (Non-harmonic)-35 dBc (max)
Frequency Range (Receiver)1 MHz to 3 GHz
IF Bandwidth6.25 kHz, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 50 kHz, 100 kHz, 200 kHz
Received Signal Strength Indicator Sensitivity:-120 dBm
RSSI Accuracy±2 dB
Spectrum Analyzer SpanFull Span to 3 GHz
SINAD FrequencyVariable
SINAD Accuracy±1 dB @ 12 dB SINAD
Oscilloscope Bandwidth50 kHz
Audio Modulation Formats1 kHz Tone, Private Line, Digital Private Line, DTMF, Single Tone, Two-Tone Paging,
5/6 Tone Paging, POCSAG, EURO Tones, User Defined Tone Sequences, External
User Defined Tone Sequences, External
Display21.3 cm