EMRFD Message Archive 11966

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11966 2015-12-08 08:02:47 mosaicmerc 3GHZ VNA
Hi Guys,
As an RF noob,
This seems to be a good deal.
What do u think?
KC901S Vector Network Analyzer / RF MultiMeter Preview


11967 2015-12-08 08:15:13 Lasse Moell Re: 3GHZ VNA
Hmmm only vector measurement on S11 and scalar S21.

Looks nice though, but guess it still comes with "You get what you pay for" :(

/Lasse SM5GLC

8 december 2015 17:02:47 +01:00, skrev mosaicmerc@yahoo.com [emrfd] :

Hi Guys,
As an RF noob,
This seems to be a good deal.
What do u think?

11979 2015-12-09 09:59:08 robert.hair Re: 3GHZ VNA
I don't have any experience with the KC901S, but I can strongly recommend a device I have owned and used, the VNWA from SDR kits:
This is an excellent instrument and the support from the developer and an active Yahoogroup is second to none.  The developer, Thomas Baier DG8SAQ, wrote an article in QEX about it some years ago when he was designing it.  The software he provides is very powerful and he is quick to add features requested by users.  Its unfortunate that this device hasn't become as well known in the States as it deserves to be.
11983 2015-12-10 07:21:43 Andy Talbot Re: 3GHZ VNA
I can thoroughly recommend that DG8SAQ VWNA. DC to 500MHz at full
spec, and performance that goes up to 1.3GHz with a gentle roll off in

It is possible, although I haven't tried it, to use in conjunction
with external mixers and LO to get one-port measurements at any
microwave frequency the LO / mixer will support

Andy G4JNT