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Old 01-20-2018, 10:57 AM
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So how do you check antennas that have BW extending outside the ham bands? How would you check a receive antenna for VHF air or UHF mil air or public service bands without transmitting?
Do you have a scalar or vector network analyzer?

A scalar or vector network analyzer and a return loss bridge will do the trick and give the best results. I was just playing with a new Keysight N9952A that a friend of mine just got. In addition to an antenna analyzer its a spectrum analyzer, full 2 port vector network analyzer, power meter and some other stuff in a hand held package that goes to 50GHz. Only problem is it cost $110k. Ouch.

Originally Posted by MOTEX View Post
I've been building antennas for over 40 years and never once needed
an antenna analyzer.
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