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RigExpert AA-500

Antenna Analyzer

1 to 500 MHz

RigExpert AA-500 is a powerful antenna analyzer designed for testing, checking, tuning or repairing antennas and antenna feedlines in 1 to 500 MHz range.

Graphical SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) and impedance display are key features of this analyzer which significantly reduce time required to adjust an antenna.

Easy-to use measurement modes, as well as additional features such as memory storage and connection to a personal computer, make the AA-500 attractive for professionals and hobbyists.  

The new MultiSWRâ„¢ mode is unique for this antenna analyzer.

The following tasks are easily accomplished by using RigExpert AA-500:

  • Rapid check-out of an antenna
  • Tuning an antenna to resonance
  • Comparing characteristics of an antenna before and after specific event (rain, hurricane, etc.)
  • Making coaxial lines or measuring their parameters
  • Cable fault location
  • Measuring capacitance or inductance of reactive loads
Antenna analyzer comparison table

See also: reviews for RigExpert AA-500.

See also: Replacing output amplifier chip in RigExpert AA-200/AA-500.
See also: Opening the battery pack video.

Visitors' comments

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Dave   USA

Postd at 7:23pm on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Since when can you get a SiteMaster for $1800? You'd have to get one 10 years old that's been to hell and back for that price, and pray that it still works. This seems like a very good alternative to me.

OZ2CPU Thomas   Denmark

Postd at 2:15am on Sunday, May 10th, 2009

got my AA-500 2 days ago, what can I say, I am so happy with it, fast, easy to use, accurate, good resolution, easy pc program, it all works just out of the box, no need to read manuals just pure enjoyment, I work with RF radio as a pro and have access to fullblown network analyzers even in my spare time, but they are too heawy to carry arround and too expensive to own as a private person I think the AA-500 is cool, but a 1G or 2G or 3G version would be a cool option for the future.
only one minor thing I found: why dont the swr sweep start when I go into the swr screen ? I need to press ok to start it, no big deal, I would just have made it auto start to save time.


Postd at 7:40am on Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Well, I have been using this analyzer for some time now and I find it quite capible and well worth the cost. It's easy to use, quick to set up and small and lite. Most of us don't need the added functionality of a Wiltron or Anritsu, we need a quick check of antenna and feed line condition or need to tune a multi-element antenna. This is where the AA-500 makes sense to me. I just purchased my own after using a friends and I think it was money well spent. BTW; I have over 25 years in the two-way business and have used the afore mentioned portable units as well as just about every service monitor out there. If I'm up a tower, the AA-500 is in my tool bag. (too bad it doesn't range to 1 GHz but, 500 is usually adaquate for my current needs). Note to RigExpert, please consider a ruberized case or surface. It's gets a bit slippery. Oh, and on a personal note, go gray, the green is kinda strange..


Postd at 3:27am on Friday, January 9th, 2009

I guess what he is trying to say is if you can afford to spend $700 on this rather than less than half on an MFJ/Autek, maybe you would also be able to spend the extra on a more capable product?


Postd at 3:32am on Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I guess NZ5V must be one of the professional wingers seen in sites such as QRZ. What non-sense he speaks. Why by a Toyota when you can have a Rolls Royce?!?


Postd at 7:22am on Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Why spend $700 when you can get a Computerized Service Monitor for $1800 with a tracking generator? This is a SiteMaster Wanabe and it's too expensive for most hams and not anywhere near capable enough for those that would spend $$$.