Along with my Fluke DVM, my Rig Experts AA-30 has seen so much use and helped me with antennas and feed and phasing lines that it rates as my top tool in the ham toolbox. One of the best things you can do – after you tune your antennas at their feed point – is to run the analyzer at your feedline(s) in the shack. This will ensure that everything is in great shape from antenna to rig – and if you do find any issues – it can save you many hours of frustration – not to mention issues like amp faults, transmitter high SWR fold backs, etc. Here are my in shack plots:
Position 2 of my remote switch box – 80M CW portion of the band.
The coil at the base of the 60′ vertical is switched in
Position 1 of my remote switch box – 80M SSB portion of the band. The coil is switched out.
The DX Engineering DV-40-P 40M phased array
If there was one antenna that feels like an “old friend”, this is it . . .
The UrbanBeam is the “new kid on the block”, and I am really loving how it fits best for where I am at as a DXer . .
The UrbanBeam on 40M
The UrbanBeam on 30M
The UrbanBeam on 20M
The UrbanBeam on 17M
The UrbanBeam on 15M
The UrbanBeam on 12M
The UrbanBeam on 10M
My AA-30 doesn’t cover 6M, and that reminds me – I need to find that web site that shows 6M openings. I am not expecting much if anything regarding 6M – but now that I have an antenna for it – I should “investigate”.