RigExpert Antenna Analyzers – the necessary tool for success in DXing and Contesting

It is a well-known axiom that the way to success for a serious DXer and contester is a good antenna system.
Whether you bought the antenna or made it yourself, the reliable and convenient tool is required to check, tune, and adjust it for your particular environment. Such an instrument could be the RigExpert Antenna Analyzer.
There are a lot of different models of RigExpert Antenna Analyzers that enable antenna and cable measurements. In this article, we will emphasize those models that are necessary and sufficient for HF and VHF measurements and, at the same time, are optimal in terms of price.
These Analyzers have all the necessary s, like measuring SWR, return loss, R, X, |Z|, L, C, and Phase Angle at one frequency or five at once.
Therefore, you can easily set up the antenna and other radio system components, quickly check the antenna, and compare the antenna characteristics before and after specific events (such as rain, storm, etc.)
AA-55/230 ZOOM Cable tools measure the Velocity factor, Cable length, and Cable loss and allow for making ¼ and ½ stubs and more.
The AA-35 ZOOM also enables you to solve these tasks using AntScope2 connected to a computer. For this, you will need the formulas specified in the device manual.
The Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR), built into the AA-230 ZOOM, is worth mentioning. The AntScope2 software can plot graphs in TDR mode when the AA-35/55 ZOOM Analyzers are connected to the computer. TDR allows for a quality analysis of the entire radio system’s performance without requiring repeated and tiring climbs to the top of the tower or mast. You can find every error in its operation on your computer’s monitor while sitting in a cozy shack or on the large screen of your Analyzer.
All RigExpert Analyzers are factory-calibrated, so you can use them right after turning on.
For the owner of the AA-230 ZOOM, the presence of Bluetooth will be an additional source of comfort.
Another convenience that is available in all three Analyzers of the orange line is the ZOOM. It lets you see more details on the charts on a large 320*240 TFT-LCD display.
The measurement results can be saved in the internal memory (10 slots for AA-35/55 ZOOM, 100 R/X or SWR slots, 10 TDR memory slots – AA-230 ZOOM) for further proceeding. The amount of data stored through RigExpert AntScope2 software is generally limited only by the storage space on your computer.
The significant advantages of RigExpert Antenna Analyzers are their compact design (AA-35/55 ZOOM: 4.1 in x 8.1 in x 1.4 in, and 3.2 x 7.2 x 1.3 in – AA-230 ZOOM) and small weight (10.9 Oz without battery and 8.32 Oz respectively). The case, protected from splashes and dust, completes the portrait of Analyzers that amateurs use for measurements at the top of the tower or mast, excluding the influence of the feeder.
How many batteries are required for your Analyzer to work? Due to their lack of knowledge, Novice ham radio enthusiasts may exclude this item from the checklist when choosing an Analyzer. However, experienced amateurs are well aware of the top models of some manufacturers that require more than a dozen batteries. We can boast that the AA-35/55 ZOOM and AA-230 ZOOM require 2AA and 4AAA batteries, respectively.
Using the orange line Analyzers not only saves batteries but also your nerves and time with a user-friendly multilingual interface of the devices with on-screen prompts by pressing a button, 24/7/365 user support, and a 2-year warranty replacement of the device with a new one.
All that’s left is choosing one out of three according to the frequency range you use in ham radio.
RigExpert AA-35 ZOOM (0.06 to 35 MHz) is the basic model, which is an ideal instrument to check and tune antennas, stubs, traps, and other components on HF bands from 160 to 10 meters.
RigExpert AA-55 ZOOM (0.06 to 55 MHz) will provide you with the same capabilities as the previous one, but now on HF bands from 160 to 10 meters and the 50 MHz band.
We call the AA-55 ZOOM a DXCC Challenge Champion.
ARRL DXCC Challenge Award or Plaque is available for working and confirming at least 1,000 DXCC band-entities on any Amateur bands, 160 through 6 meters (except 60 meters) after November 15. 1945 Plaques can be endorsed, using medallions, in increments of 500 entities and are totaled to give the Challenge standing.
If someone is seriously interested in working on a “Magic Band” of 50 MHz, the RigExpert AA-55 ZOOM is for you!
If you are interested in HF and UHF activities, the RigExpert AA-230 ZOOM (0.1 to 230 MHz) is an ideal instrument. It covers all HF and VHF bands of 50 MHz, 144 MHz, and IARU Region2 222 MHz bands.
If you are an active contester taking part in HF and VHF contests, the RigExpert AA-230 ZOOM will help you win.
The primary VHF contests are the world championship CQ WW VHF contest and IARU Region1 50 and 144 MHz contests. Many participants use RigExpert antenna Analyzers.
Prices for AA-35/55/230 ZOOM Analyzers are among the most affordable in the RigExpert range.
Moreover, the lowest prices are fixed right now (with a discount of up to $100). Here is a link to the promotion for those who missed it: https://reu.wiki/upto100off
Choosing the RigExpert orange line Analyzers, you pay only for what you need and win!