Support Page for Build and Operation of FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer

Please note that the FA-VA5 Kit has now been discontinued. This support page will remain to provide access to information for existing FA-VA5 Users.

Videos

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

Other Links

FA-VA5  Antenna Analyzer  Group Reflector:     Information and discussions by other FA-VA5 Users   

FA-VA5 Accessories

BNC 3-pc Male Calibration Kit fully assembled with Data

BNC 3-pc Male Calibration Kit fully assembled with Data

£17.25 incl VAT: £20.70

Indicative prices in EURO €20,35

Indicative prices in USD $21.91

BNC 4-pc (Male and Female) Universal Calibration Kit - assembled with Data

BNC 4-pc (Male and Female) Universal Calibration Kit - assembled with Data

£22.75 incl VAT: £27.30

Indicative prices in EURO €26,84

Indicative prices in USD $28.89

BNC Plug to N-type Jack Adapter

BNC Plug to N-type Jack Adapter

£3.50 incl VAT: £4.20

Indicative prices in EURO €4,13

Indicative prices in USD $4.44

BNC Plug to UHF SO239 Jack Adapter

BNC Plug to UHF SO239 Jack Adapter

£3.50 incl VAT: £4.20

Indicative prices in EURO €4,13

Indicative prices in USD $4.44