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Antenna analysers?

Postby bc73 » 09 Jan 2017, 14:44

Hi All,

I am thinking of buying an antenna analyser to tune my cobwebb before i put it up, the problem is they all seem mighty expensive.
what would you guys recommend for the best value/quality? As some of the cheaper ones seem very hit and miss from what i have read.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers Colin {bnghd}
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby Transwarp » 09 Jan 2017, 19:27

Have a look at the MFJ range, used a couple of second-hand ones in the past, good kit imo.
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby kilimax » 09 Jan 2017, 19:35

I use the MFJ 259B. Not the newest version but perfectly good for my needs. Picked it up last year 2nd hand.
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby bc73 » 09 Jan 2017, 21:08

Thanks for the advice guys, been looking but not found any s/h ones, feel free to pm me if you see any. will keep looking.
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby bc73 » 14 Jan 2017, 22:28

HI, Has anyone used a Surecom SA-160 analyser as i am considering buying one and would like some feedback
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby kilimax » 15 Jan 2017, 18:01

I've never used one myself but there are some videos on how it perfotms on Youtube.

Link to one of them here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkeMR5Y6QIA
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby bc73 » 31 Jan 2017, 21:54

Finally took the plunge and bought the Surecom SA-160 analyser , will report back on wether it is any good.
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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby CBR1100XX » 01 Feb 2017, 17:39

I've just bought the MFJ223 and I believe there the same .Nice and easy to use and the display is clear .How accurate it is i'm not sure but appears to be good enough for what I need .I did look at the Surecom SA-160 but the thought of getting clobbered with vat and handling and also warranty purposes put me of from ordering abroad .For the money of the Surecom you can't go wrong in my opinion .This is the one that I bought at a half decent price compared to there shop/phone price .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182231068438? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Antenna analysers?

Postby MiXiN » 01 Feb 2017, 22:24

The Surecom mentioned is what I have and it's served me very well


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