12 April 2021 – Introduction to VNAs and the NanoVNA by Alan Wolke, W2AEW

| March 8, 2021

This video begins with a short presentation in memory of HRH The Prince Philip who died on 9 April 2021

Alan’s presentation

Alan gives an introduction to what a VNA is, the fundamentals of VNA operation and terminology, and what it’s good for.

He then goes into the NanoVNA specifically—a bit about the design, calibration, operation and typical use cases—followed by the limitations of the NanoVNA compared to “professional” VNAs.

About Alan

Alan Wolke, W2AEW was originally licensed about 40 years ago.

He is an electrical engineer, and for the last 14 years has been an RF Field Applications Engineer for Tektronix.

He’s a lifetime member of the ARRL and serves as the Technical Coordinator for the Northern NJ Section of the Hudson Division.

In addition to enjoying SSB and CW ragchews on the air, Alan also takes pleasure in producing videos for his popular YouTube channel—which has over 130,000 subscribers.

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