NCDXC meetings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Exceptions are April due to IDXC, July due to our Annual Picnic and December due to our Holiday Party.

Visitors are ALWAYS welcome!

Next Meeting:

Date: July 16th, 2020
Time: 7pm

Location ONLINE ONLY! - Please see email for zoom info

Program:  Meet the VNA-F an instrument you will likely want in your tool kit - John Eisenberg, K6YP

One of the most essential pieces of RF and microwave test equipment is the Vector Network Analyzer or VNA. These instruments are capable of measuring the characteristics of devices like antenna, filters, and amplifiers. A VNA is capable of accurately measuring gain, phase, SWR, impedance and many other parameters over a wide range of frequencies.

The trouble is that the VNA is a very expensive instrument often costing as much as $30,000 or more. For that reason, hams have not often had the opportunity to have a real VNA on their bench and have made do with less accurate Antenna Analyzers which cost in the $200 to $500 range. That situation has changed. For about $100 one can now purchase a VNA almost as capable and accurate as the VNA's made by big name test equipment manufacturers. The VNA-F sweeps from 50 kHz to 1300MHz covering all ham bands up thru 23 cm. It is small, light weight and battery operated and displays data on a bright 4.3 inch color touch screen. It delivers the capability of a laboratory VNA in the palm of your hand at a cost you can afford. Come see what this small wonder can do for you.

John Eisenberg K6YP was first licensed in 1957 at the age of 12. His early interest in radio led to a career in RF and microwave engineering. John's early work was in defense electronics where he designed some of the first low noise solid state microwave amplifiers used in electronic warfare systems. Later his efforts centered on consumer products and cellular radio systems. John has founded four companies all in the RF and microwave field.

 

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