On 5/8/12 3:07 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> I'm looking for suggestions for upgrading my antenna design and analysis
> resources. Something like six years ago I bought the version of the
> TAPR VNA marketed by Ten Tec. It's nice as far as it goes, but six
> years is a long time in the development cycle of products like this, and
> when my neighbor called looking for suggestions, I didn't have a good
> answer. I've consistently heard good things about N2PK's design, but
> it's surface mount, and my eyes and soldering skills aren't up to it.
> Second, I'm looking for Smith Chart software suitable for modeling
> antennas. I need to be able to exchange files with W7EL's EZNEC and
> measurement software like the TAPR. I don't anticipate working above a
> few hundred MHz with it.
what do you want to do with the software? Design matching networks, or
just display stuff? Do you have experience with Matlab? There's a
bunch of nice Smith chart manipulation stuff with Matlab (and most of it
seems to work with Octave, too)
> Suggestions/experience welcome. Please keep it on the list -- I suspect
> others may have interest in these issues, and any suggestions may invite
> comments/review from others.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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