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SWR Antenna Analyzer MFJ-259C HF VHF 0.53-230Mhz

by MFJ

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  • * Instantly read SWR and Antenna Impedance from Any Antenna!
  • * No Transmitter or Radio hookup needed, Built-in Frequecy Counter!
  • * 2 Line LCD Display! Dial in your Freq & it displays the SWR instantly!
  • * Great for Amateur Ham Radio Antennas, CB, Two Way & other uses From 0.53-230Mhz!
  • * New MFJ-259C with HF / VHF / 220 Frequencies, Replaces older MFJ-259B model!
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5.1 x 3.9 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00IRPMLTS
  • Item model number: 259C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 30, 2010

Product Description

The MFJ-259C SWR Antenna Analyzer Instantly gives you a complete picture of your antennas performance!
You can actually read antenna SWR, Complex Impedance & more, from 0.53 to 230MHz without a radio attached!
Read Complex Impedance as series resistance and reactance (R+jX) or as magnitude (Z) and phase (degrees).
You can actually determine the velocity factor, coax cable loss in dB, length of coax and distance to a short or open in feet with this device!
No calibrating, Read SWR, return loss and reflection coefficient at any frequency, simultaneously at a single glance!
Also read inductance in UH and capacitance in pF at RF frequencies. Large easy-to-read two line LCD screen, and side-by-side meters clearly display your information.
Built-in frequency counter, runs on 10 regular or NiMi 'AA' Batteries, internal charger circuit ( AA Batteries & AC / DC adapters optional), battery saver, low battery warning and smooth re-duction drive tuning, and much more!
Super easy to use! Just set the bandswitch, and tune the dial to the desired frequency! SWR and Complex Impedance are displayed instantly! Replaces older MFJ-259B MFJ259B model.
10 'AA' Batteries Not Included.

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It really is simple to use.
Eusebius
The MFJ-259B has been a valuable tool in antenna work and tuning.
James w. Atkins
Scratched on one side but it is quite usable.
K7GDM

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Eusebius TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 17, 2013
I've been using this antenna analyzer for two years and it's the best you can get for the price. I use it mostly for impedance, frequency, and SWR measurements but it can measure other factors as well. This is invaluable if you are pruning or tuning any sort of antenna or trap.

It really is simple to use. Select the frequency range, attach the antenna to the SO-259 socket on the unit, power on and adjust the tuning to dip for minimum SWR. You will see the resonant frequency in the digital display and the impedance and relative SWR in the two analog meters. This procedure takes a minute. Doing it by the cut-and-try method could take an hour or more.

I've used it as a grid dip meter with the inexpensive accessory coil set and it works well. I've tested it to measure coax length and it's fairly accurate. It will measure values of capacitors but not very well because there are too many external factors that can skew results (lead length, proximity to metal, hand capacitance, etc.) and the circuitry in this analyzer can't handle it.

It's supposed to measure a whole host of other factors, but I haven't tried those (attenuation, Q, velocity factor, and others) and I think I'll just continue to use test equipment designed for those specific measurements.

Quality Control: There have been a lot of complaints about MFJs lack of quality control in equipment manufacturing (just take a look at comments on eHam net) but I've bought a few MFJ items (QRP tuner, power supply, dummy loads) and had no problems. HOWEVER when I bought this analyzer there was a rattling noise and when I took the cover off a small machine screw nut fell out. I partially disassembled the unit but could find no place where this nut belonged.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Smith on January 3, 2014
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Everything is working great and I'm still learning to use all of the functions. The only negative that keeps it from getting 5 stars is that the SWR from the digital display and the analog display are not calibrated together.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Walter Woodward on January 28, 2014
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Unit met all my needs for setup of antenna requirements. My only concern was it was possiblily not a new item as indicated but a used or returned unit. The housing had several big scratches and gouges on the edges. You wonder when the description site says "Only two left". Delivery was very good.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James w. Atkins on October 13, 2013
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The MFJ-259B has been a valuable tool in antenna work and tuning. Makes short work of antenna tuning that otherwise what would have taken hours down to minutes. If your going work on ant. this is what you need.
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Without having the ability to test the accuracy, I am left to assume this works fine, and by all visible indication it does. So far I've only analyzed cables against a dummy load and VHF antennas. My Comet GP3 and Arrow J-Pole test good across the 2-meter band and a couple of my decent performing HT antennas are each within a predictable margin. In short, no anomalies to report.
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By George W on October 4, 2014
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It works well for the few things I can understand about it. It doesn't come with a written manual, you have to go online. The online manual was written for radio repair techs, not for the average Ham operator. There needs to be a second manual which explains the analyzer functions in a simpler to understand format. George W
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