Some Outernet (NooElec) LNA measurements

Here are the results of a test I did on the LNA. I was curious if it met the stated specs or not. Seems like it maybe lives up to its 34 dB gain figure.

The test was done using NooElec’s Ham It Up Convert on-board noise generator with 30 dB and 20 dB Mini-Circuits attenuators in line.

Signal source pic:

Scan of 1200 MHz - 1800 MHz, everything except LNA hooked up. This becomes the baseline for the next pic:

Added the LNA connected directly to the Outernet E4K dongle:

My next test will be with two $7 LNAs from Aliexpress :).

Very interesting thanks for this. I look forward to your next test with the low cost LNA’s.