[TowerTalk] Antenna Analyzers

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Fri Jun 7 03:16:54 EDT 2019

On 6/6/2019 5:02 PM, Richard Solomon wrote:
> Call me a Luddite but I still prefer my ancient MFJ-269
> for field work.

The advantage of the BETTER modern analyzers is that they can make swept 
measurements that display a resonance curve, that their data can be 
plugged into design and analysis software to design matching networks, 
and that they can do TDR measurements to expose issues in a feedline. 
The FA-VA5 and VNWA3EC can be set (software switch) to read SWR 
referenced to 25, 50, or 75 ohms. VERY useful if you want to find the 
resonance of a high dipole fed with RG11. Used it five times this week 
to do that.

73, Jim K9YC

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