FC1003 Handheld Bug Detector

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This hand held radio frequency counter and bug detector is a practical and highly effective detector for a variable frequency range, making it an ideal surveillance solution for many functions. A red LED is includedAdd To Cart

FC1003 Handheld Bug Detector

This hand held radio frequency counter and bug detector is a practical and highly effective detector for a variable frequency range, making it an ideal surveillance solution for many functions. A red LED is included as a power indicator. The device is compact and easy to carry, and provides dependable performance.

FC1003 Handheld Bug Detector

$399.99
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This hand held radio frequency counter and bug detector is a practical and highly effective detector for a variable frequency range, making it an ideal surveillance solution for many functions. A red LED is included as a power indicator. The device is compact and easy to carry, and provides dependable performance.

This hand held radio frequency counter and bug detector is a practical and highly effective detector for a variable frequency range, making it an ideal surveillance solution for many functions. A red LED is included as a power indicator. The device is compact and easy to carry, and provides dependable performance.

FC1003

How to Set Up Your Device

Using the Range Switch

The device is easy to set up if you follow the instructions.

The unit can support frequency ranges of 30 MHz to 2.8 GHz. The range switch will have to be toggled to the frequency range that you want to trace.

Identify the range switch. It has two positions.

If you want to locate bugs operating in frequencies between 30 MHz and 0.8 GHz, then move the range switch to the 1GHz position.

If you want to trace frequencies between 500 MHz and 2.8GHz, then move the switch to the 2.8 GHz position.

Powering ON and Calibrating the Device

As soon as the unit is powered on, the red LED indicator will glow. At power-on, the unit will also self-calibrate.
How to Use the FC1003 for RF Signals

Steps-

Choose the area where RF signals are to be monitored. Set up the device as described above and calibrate it.
Move the unit across all surfaces and walls in the area to thoroughly cover the area.

Pay special attention to floors, accessible ceilings, power outlets, telephone jacks and computer connections. These are locations where bugs and transmitters are usually hidden.

When the unit detects a signal, it alerts the user with a frequency measurement on the screen.

The signal strength will be indicated by the sixteen section bar graph which is marked between -35dBm and 0 dBm.
When the device detects an RF signal, turn the SQL knob further clockwise to lower the sensitivity, until the vibration and LED goes out.

Repeat the process for the area where the signal was detected.

You can use the HOLD button at any time to freeze the display and the counter.
Repeat the above step until you are able to pinpoint the RF signal sufficiently close to physically inspect it.
Inspect the area closely to locate any video or audio transmitters or bugs.

FC1003 Professional Bug Detector

  • A more practical Bug Detector
  • Frequency range: 1 MHz – 3 GHz
  • Weight: 210g
  • Case: 80 mm * 68 mm * 31 mm stamped aluminium with black anodized finish
  • Battery: Internal 4 * AA 600 mAH NiCd pack
  • 10 digit liquid Crystal Display
  • Low power consumption (Average 6 hour battery life)
  • Hold switch to lock display
  • Digital filter to prevent display of random noise
  • Low battery indicator
  • Ultra-sensitive synchronous detector 16 section bar graph to show RF signal strength
  • High speed 300 MHz direct counter with 0.1 Hz resolution
  • 4 different gate speeds

FC1003

The FC1003 hand-held Bug Detector is a more practical counter; even advanced features such as field strength measurement are incorporated.

It is compact, truly pocket sized, test instrument designed for ease of use and dependable performance.

Supplied as a complete with internal NiCd pack, AC wall charger and 7 section telescopic antennas.

Specifications
1 MHz – 3 GHz

210 g

80 mm high x 68 mm wide x 31 mm deep

50 Ohms (BNC Socket)

Stamped aluminium with black anodized finish

Internal 4 x AA 600 mAH NiCd pack

9 VDC 300 mA

Less than 1 PPM at room temperature

Frequency range
Weight Size Impedance Case Battery Power Time base

Features

  • 10 digit Liquid Crystal Display
  • Filter to prevent display of random noise
  • Low power consumption (Average 6 hour battery life)
  • Supplied with NiCd pack, AC wall charger and telescopic antenna
  • Hold switch to lock display
  • Low battery indicator
  • Ultra-sensitive synchronous detector 16 section bar graph to show RF signal strength
  • High speed 300 MHz direct counter with 0.1 Hz resolution
  • 4 selectable gate speeds

Controls

  • Power Switch – This slide switch turns the counter on and initiates a 2 second test of all the LCD segments.
  • Range Switch – This should be switched to the 300 MHz position for frequencies between 1 MHz and 300 MHz and switched to the 3 GHz position for frequencies between 10 MHz and 3 GHz.
  • Filter Switch – This slide switch turns the filter on and off.
  • Hold Button – This holds the current display and stops the counter from counting.
  • Gate Button – This selects the gate or measurement time. A longer gate time allows counting for longer period and results in higher accuracy.
  1. Calibration – The calibration adjustment opening is located on the front panel of the counter. This allows access to the trimmer capacitor that provides about a 10 PPM adjustment range of the time base oscillator. This is not usually necessary but to do so read a signal of a known frequency before adjusting the trimmer for correct frequency display. If you calibrate at 4.1943 MHz or above then the counter will be more accurate.

Recommendations of use of this device

  • NiCd Operation

This frequency counter can operate for up to six hours from its fully charged NiCd batteries. They are charged when the unit is plugged into the supplied AC/DC adapter. Full recharge will occur over12 to16 hours.

Before recharging the batteries you should be deep cycled occasionally by allowing them to completely discharge to maintain maximum battery capacity. The NiCd batteries should last for several years.

However, it is a good idea to check them every twelve months for signs of corrosion or leakage. Always replace the whole set if any one cell fails.

  • Signal Input

when using the counter with an antenna for signal pick up, random frequencies may appear on the display.

This is quite normal and is caused by the high gain of the receiver circuits which amplify noise in the absence of a strong readable signal. Never get the unit too close to a transmitter as internal damage will result.

  • Antenna Selection

The supplied telescopic antenna is best for general purpose use.

This is because its length can be adjusted to suit the frequency required.Usually you will want a shorter antenna for UHF and a fully extended one for VHF / HF.

  • Reception Distance from Transmitter

the distance from which you will be able to receive frequencies will depend upon the type and location of the transmitting antenna, transmitter output power and the frequency in use.
Some typical distances are:

0.3 meters

3 – 20 m

2 – 8 m

3 – 30 m

3 – 30 m

Cordless Phone
Cellular Phone CB radio VHF Two Way Radio UHF Two Way Radio

Input Sensitivity ( Typical )

50 Ohm VSWR less than 2:1

1 MHz – 3 GHz

< 0.8 mV at 100 MHz
< 6 mV at 300 MHz
< 7 mV at 1.0 GHz
< 100 mV at 2.4 GHz

15 dBm

Amplifier
Impedance Range Sensitivity Max. input

RF Signal Strength Bar graph

1st Segment
Full Scale

7 mV
100 mV

5 mV
90 mV

10 mV
200 mV

Frequency
27 MHz 150 MHz 800 MHz

Frequency Display Resolution

Gate Time (Seconds)
LSD
Sample Display

0.0625
10 Hz
300.00000 MHz

1 Hz
300.000000 MHz

1 Hz
300.000000 MHz

0.1 Hz
300.0000000 MHz

0.0625
1000 Hz
3000.000 MHz

100 Hz
3000.0000 MHz

10 Hz
3000.00000 MHz

10 Hz
3000.00000 MHz

Range
300 MHz 0.25 1.0 4.0 3 GHz 0.25 1.0 4.0

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