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SWR Antenna Analyzer MFJ-259C HF VHF 0.53-230Mhz
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- You can read your antenna's SWR and Complex Impedance 530 KHz to 230 MHz.
- Built-in frequency counter, Ni-MH/Ni- CD charger circuit, battery saver, low battery warning and smooth reduction drive tuning.
- Large easy-to-read two line LCD screen and side-by-side meters clearly display your information.
- Read SWR, return loss and reflection coefficient at any frequency simultaneously.
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- Brand Name: MFJ
- Model Number: MFJ-259C
- Power Source Type: AC & Battery
- Item Height: 6.75 inches
- Item Length: 4 inches
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
It can run on DC or battery power, which is nice, but it takes 8 or 9 AA batteries that get put in to a hack job compartment. The enclosure on the unit I got was poorly done. They manually cut a section of the housing off and stuck in cheap battery caddies. Not very secure and not weather tight at all. For the $265 I would expect a better job done on construction.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THIS METER WORKS GRATE ON ALL ANTENNAS UP TO AND IN THE 220 MHZ BAND.Published 2 months ago by simon daniel riggleman
I guess I should say I decided against buying the MFJ 259C simply from reading the reviews. Even some of the positive reviews talked about shoddy inspection. Read morePublished 2 months ago by valerie crabill
Provided you get one that works, the MFJ 259 & 269 series antenna analyzers make a great investment for anyone wishing to put the final tweaks on their antenna(s). Read morePublished 3 months ago by William
I don't know how I ever worked on antennas without this Analyzer.
It saves a lot of time and running in and out of the shack.
Definitely worth the purchase,
Works like a champ! has way more features than I ever realized when using my friends antenna analyzerPublished 6 months ago by johng1970
Product came with a scrath in the hardcase and label with handwriting in the bottom. No manual, just a little paper telling me that i can download it online. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason Figueroa