As part of a masters thesis project I will be attempting to examine how well a piece of equipment transmits a particular waveform. I was planning to transmit the waveform via an antenna, then receive and record the transmitted waveform via another antenna connected to an oscilloscope, then compare the two. (e.g. Signal waveform, pulse-width, noise etc.) Some said to me "I doubt the sensitivity, resolution and accuracy of an oscilloscope will be sufficient for the purpose. How will you know what measurement artifacts are produced by the oscilloscope? You need to think more about what measurements you need to do (and what is available to do it). There may be issues of calibration to think about as well." !! I've heard someone else suggest an oscilloscope should be fine. Since hardware testing is beyond my regular experience... can someone help me out here? What options does one have for measuring waveforms beyond oscilloscopes or spectrum analysers? Is there a difference? What do I need to keep in mind?