Support Page for Build and Operation of FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer
Three Videos have been produced by Joe Fellner - OE5JFE showing what is involved in Assembling, Operating the FA-VA5 either as standalone Instrument or when connected to a Personal Computer via USB. A big thanks to Joe for making this useful information available.
Video Part 1: Assembling the FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67hDfm0XOE
Video Part 2: Using the FA-VA5 - how to do a Firmware update and perform Master SOL Calibration on a the FA-VA5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad9gjQutxCw
Video Part 3: Connecting the FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer to a PC and how to use with the DG8SAQ Vector Network Analyzer Application: https://youtu.be/FnfoTX5_DBo
Step by Step Guides
Revised Manual for FA-VA5 (english) Latest Manual for Firmware v1.09
FA-VA5 Menu Structure - 1 page overview of FA-VA5 Menus - Recommended!!! - Thanks to AE5CZ!
FA-VA5 Menu Structure 4 page format: - Easier to read 4 page version courtesy AE5CZ
FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer Setup with DG8SAQ VNWA Windows Software: A step by step tutorial by Jan Verduyn G5BBL
This document shows how to setup the USB Link between the FA-VA5 and the Personal Computer, how to install the required driver and USB connection, how to perform Calibration and taking the first measurements.
Other FA-VA5 information
A Comprehensive description of FA-VA5 operation with VNWA windows Software:
In depth article written by the Michael Knitter, the FA-VA5 designer: https://www.dg5mk.de/media/IV_Meter/FA_VA5_VNWA_English_V02_with_addendum.pdf
FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer Group Reflector: Information and discussions by other FA-VA5 Users https://groups.io/g/fa-va5-users
Michael Knitter DG5MK Michael's Home pages