[TowerTalk] Antenna Analyzer Suggestions Solicited

RICHARD SOLOMON w1ksz at q.com
Thu Mar 5 14:20:41 PST 2009

It looks like the AA-200 fits the bill for me. The AIM 4170 is nice, BUT, 

hauling around a PC to use it is a major drawback.


Thanks for all the replies,


73, Dick, W1KSZ
> From: dpsalas at tx.rr.com
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:43:49 -0600
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna Analyzer Suggestions Solicited
> I used an MFJ-259B for a long time (probably 10 years) and it served me 
> well. However, a couple of years ago I bought an Array Solutions AIM4170. 
> This is a lab-grade instrument which really spoiled me. If you are an ARRL 
> member, you can read the August 2007 QST review on this. The disadvantage 
> of this analyzer is that you must have a laptop to use with it, so it is not 
> as convenient as you'd like if you do a lot of measuring/adjustments right 
> at the antenna. Another excellant analyzer instrument is the RixExpert 
> AA-200. I also have one of these (also available from Array Solutions), and 
> it is great for carrying around. QST had a review on the AA-200 in the Aug 
> 2008 QST. My AIM4170 is a permanent fixture in my home electronics lab, and 
> the AA-200 is my carry-around analyzer. I'd highly recommend either (or 
> both) of these analyzers.
> Phil - AD5X 
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