> CAUTION -- second-hand information! I have a 259B, and
have never personally
> seen or used an original 259. Having given that caveat --
a friend of mine has
> one, and he told me that one principle difference is that
the 259 doesn't show
> reactance (X) and resistance (R) on the LCD panel. Just
net Z and SWR.
Actually the 259 doesn't even read Z. It reads R but only
when reactance is zero.
The 259B has the ability to do dozens of things extra, since
it reads R and X. It does not know the sign of X, but nether
do instruments that claim to tell you the sign. They just
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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