[TowerTalk] Antenna Analyzer Suggestions: Conclusions

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Fri Mar 6 12:13:15 PST 2009

I have a 269 and 259 and the work pretty well.  I try to avoid that brand
for most everything else.

Autek research has an analyzer too.  I have the HF and VHF versions. I
prefer the MFJ units. 

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of RICHARD SOLOMON
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 11:16 AM
To: TowerTalk
Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna Analyzer Suggestions: Conclusions

I have received several suggestions as to which Analyzer I should

get. I thought I would share my feeble analysis with everyone.


AIM 4170:  While a nice bench instrument, it is not suitable for

field use. I don't want to carry around a PC with it. Besides who

can read an LCD screen in full daylight. The same goes for other

analyzers that require a PC.


AA-200: Nice and portable, BUT, the Blue on Green screen and

the small Font size bother me. I haven't had one in my hand yet, 

so if I do get to do the "touchy-feely" test I may revise this.


Palstar ZM-30: MFJ look-alike but it only goes to 30 MHz. Big

drawback for me as I also operate on 6 meters.


So, I am back to the MFJ-269. Like 'em or hate 'em, my old

MFJ-259 has provided yeoman service all these years.


That's it for now,


73, Dick, W1KSZ

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