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

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    https://groups.io/g/fa-va5-users

Michael Knitter DG5MK  Michael's Home pages

FA-VA5 Accessories

Presentation Case for FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer - Great Value!

Presentation Case for FA-VA5 Antenna Analyzer - Great Value!

£10.50 incl VAT: £12.60

Indicative prices in EURO:
€11.55, incl VAT: €13.86

Indicative prices in USD $13.86

BNC 3-pc Male Calibration Kit fully assembled with Data

BNC 3-pc Male Calibration Kit fully assembled with Data

£11.50 incl VAT: £13.80

Indicative prices in EURO:
€12.65, incl VAT: €15.18

Indicative prices in USD $15.18

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

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

£15.85 incl VAT: £19.02

Indicative prices in EURO:
€17.44, incl VAT: €20.92

Indicative prices in USD $20.92

BNC Plug to N-type Jack Adapter

BNC Plug to N-type Jack Adapter

£3.50 incl VAT: £4.20

Indicative prices in EURO:
€3.85, incl VAT: €4.62

Indicative prices in USD $4.62