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Re: [TowerTalk] Suggestions -- VNA, Smith Chart Software

To: bill ny9h <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Suggestions -- VNA, Smith Chart Software
From: John Tait <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 18:02:44 +0100
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I agree with Bill. Rig Expert 230.. Think VNA, only without the hassle 
of laptops etc.
      Vy 73
         John  EI7BA

On 10/05/2012 17:35, bill ny9h wrote:
> got an AA-230 pro last year at dayton...
> with cpu&  software will do smith charts......  NOT INEXPENSIVE...
> very cool device,  like whitey's( ikz) AEA.... but WAY COOLER
> bill
> At 06:07 PM 5/8/2012, 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.
>> 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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