Topband: Wire antennas and antenna analyzers

Harold Smith w0rihps at
Thu Sep 28 21:37:31 EDT 2006

> Is there anything on your web site that discusses how one could run a 
> check
> on the MFJ-259B and feel comfortable that their analyzer diodes are
> functioning correctly? [preferably a simple check that requires modest
> standards and equipment]
> Tod, K0TO


Get a 51 ohm non inductive resistor and put across the input. It should read 
50 ohms and zero reactance or
Put a known capacitor or inductor value a cross the resistor. Calculate the 
reactance value
at a frequency, tune it to that frequency and the reactance reading should 
also be close.

73 Price W0RI 

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