Comparison table

of RigExpert antenna analyzers



Function
AA-30 AA-54 AA-170 AA-230 AA-230PRO AA-520
AA-600/
AA-1000/

AA-1400
Frequency range
0.1-30 MHz 0.1-54 MHz 0.1-170 MHz
0.3-230 MHz 0.3-230 MHz 1-520 MHz
0.1-600 MHz
(AA-600)
0.1-1000 MHz
(AA-1000)
0.1-1400 MHz
(AA-1400)

Frequency entry step size
1 kHz
1 kHz
1 kHz
1 kHz 1 kHz 1 kHz
1 kHz
Min. sweep range
10 kHz
10 kHz
10 kHz
10 kHz 10 kHz 100 kHz
10 kHz
SWR2AIR™ mode
- - - + +
-
+
MultiSWR™ mode - + +
+ + + +
Reactance sign measurement
+ + +
+ +
-
+
Antenna connector type
UHF (SO-239) UHF (SO-239) UHF (SO-239) UHF (SO-239) UHF (SO-239) N
N
Output power
+13 dBm
+13 dBm -10 dBm +10 dBm +10 dBm +5 dBm
-10 dBm
Output amplifier
CMOS logic
chip
CMOS logic
chip
CML logic
chip
Transistor stage with additional protection Transistor stage with additional protection
Transistor stage with additional protection CML logic
chip
Output signal shape
rectangular
rectangular rectangular sinusoidal sinusoidal sinusoidal rectangular
Reference impedance for SWR measurement
50, 75 Ohm 50, 75 Ohm 50, 75 Ohm 50, 75 Ohm 25, 50, 75, 100 Ohm 50 Ohm
25, 50, 75, 100 Ohm
Analog-to-digital converter
10-bit 10-bit 10-bit 12-bit 16-bit
16-bit
16-bit
Batteries
two 1.5V alkaline or two 1.2V Ni-MH, AA size
two 1.5V alkaline or two 1.2V Ni-MH, AA size three 1.5V alkaline or three 1.2V Ni-MH, AA size removable 4.8V Ni-MH battery pack removable 4.8V Ni-MH battery pack removable 4.8V Ni-MH battery pack three 1.5V alkaline or three 1.2V Ni-MH, AA size
Battery voltage sensor
+ + +
+ +
+
+
Built-in battery charger
- - - + + + -
Operation with external power supply (without battery)
from USB
from USB
from USB ext. 9...12V supply
ext. 9...12V supply ext. 9...12V supply from USB
LCD
Monochrome,
128x64
Monochrome,
128x64
Monochrome,
128x64
Monochrome,
128x64
Monochrome,
128x64
Monochrome,
128x64
Color TFT,
320x240
Time Domain Reflectometer mode
- *
- *
- * Only with AntScope software on the PC Built-in
- **
Built-in
Flash memory for storing graphs
- 100 memory slots
100 memory slots 100 memory slots 90 R/X or SWR memory slots,
10 TDR memory slots
100 memory slots 90 R/X or SWR memory slots,
10 TDR memory slots
Multilingual support
-
(English only)
+ +
+ + + +
Presets for radio amateur bands
- + +
+ + + +


Make sure the latest firmware is uploaded to the analyzer. See the Downloads section.

* The AntScope software is able to plot graphs in Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) mode when AA-30/AA-54/AA-170 is connected to the computer.
Since the resolution of the TDR graph is proportional to the maximum operating frequency of an analyzer, much better results are obtained by using AA-230, AA-230PRO, AA-600, AA-1000 or AA-1400.

** The AA-520 cannot be used in TDR mode, since this analyzer cannot tell the sign of reactance.



 
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