RigExpert AA-30 - HF Antenna Analyzer (0.1 to 30 MHz)

RigExpert AA-54 - HF Antenna Analyzer (0.1 to 54 MHz)

RigExpert AA-30 and AA-54 are powerful antenna analyzers designed for testing, checking, tuning or repairing antennas and antenna feedlines.

Mainly, these are SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) and impedance measurement instruments (vector impedance analyzers).

Easy-to use measurement modes, as well as additional features such as connection to a personal computer (to plot Smith charts, etc.), make RigExpert AA-30 and AA-54 attractive for professionals and hobbyists. It is quite important that graphical display of various parameters over a wide frequency range is a key feature of these analyzers which significantly reduces the time required to adjust an antenna.

The following tasks are easily accomplished by using RigExpert AA-30 and AA-54:

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

See also: A short review of antenna and network analyzers

See also: rigexpert-analyzers - RigExpert antenna and network analyzer user's group at Yahoo

See also: A short presentation of RigExpert Antenna Analyzers on YouTube.

See also: RigExpert AA-30 review on eHam.net
See also: RigExpert AA-54 review on eHam.net

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KB5RU   Texas

Postd at 9:11am on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

I am a retired Electronic Design Engineer and a Radio Operator since 1967. I have several antenna analyzers and they are very poor compared to the AA54 I received for Christmas. The others will go to the next sale.

Albert   USA

Postd at 10:58am on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This device is very useful for low frequency discreet components. However, I wish it could plot broader range, at least with PC software, and a option to use larger batteries.

Anselm, J69AH   St. Lucia, West Indies

Postd at 1:09am on Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Was able to adjust my portable antenna for resonance on various bands with the AA-54.

Real Gagnon VE2BK   La Quebec

Postd at 4:04pm on Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Being a ham since 1974,I bought this year the AA54 antenna analyser, and still wondering how I could build antennas without that great piece of equipment. If I could find, as a bonus, a way to use the AA54 as a dip meter tochecking resonnance, I would be very happy.

Michael Watson   SC

Postd at 12:05am on Friday, October 25th, 2013

I purchased the AA-54 and this was worth every dime I paid for it. I was able to set my desired center frequency along with my off-sets and tune my antenna right in. This beats using a grid dip meter and plotting out a curve on paper hands sown.

2E0WCK Kev   Kent UK

Postd at 8:15pm on Saturday, August 31st, 2013

So pleased I purchased the AA-54, had it just under a year now and its been supreme, makes tuning up any antenna a breeze, so much better than the competition, fits in my back pocket when up a ladder and get good use from 2 yes 2 AA batteries,... nice to have the updates too..


Postd at 3:49am on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

The more I use the AA54, the more uses I find for it. Response to e-mails is very fast.
Can now fast tune-up my ATU to a good SWR match, something not covered in the instructions

Doug N0IKD   Grand Marais,Minnesota

Postd at 7:52am on Saturday, January 19th, 2013

The AA 54 has been a valuable addition to my toolbox and work bench. It has allowed me see "whats going on" with my antennas. Best of all, it has helped me understand the theory a bit better, and that is a good thing.

Dave   ZL1BJQ

Postd at 3:07am on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Seems to me absolutely brilliant, and so easy to use with or without a computer. Also well supported with updates. Fast service and delivery from Canada.

Ben   Australia

Postd at 5:06am on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It would be good if the AA-54 could go to 60Mhz. When testing 6m response it would be good to be able to see the response roll off at the top end of the band. At the moment it stops at 54Mhz which is OK but it would be good to see what the response is just a little higher.

XE1SOV Ricardo   Puebla, Mexico

Postd at 12:42am on Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Tengo el AA-54, y cada ventana es una fuente de información para el ajuste, desde el sistema de barrido (span) gráfico que permite facilmente saber si esta corta o larga la antena, hasta las funciones completas de análisis, que ayudan a ajustar impedancia y resonancia, excelente herramienta.

Dave Larrabee K1BZ   Columbia, Md.

Postd at 11:22am on Sunday, March 11th, 2012

What a tool! Now I better understand the impact of transmission line leingth on tuning & SWR! Would like to see more than just 1 previous sweep on the screen at the same time... Outstanding product... /DL

VE4AOD Jack   Winkler, Manitoba

Postd at 11:04am on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

I own 5 analyzers ( two of which are RE models AA-230Pro and AA-30, two AEA and one Palstar). For the hard-earned money you spend, I would recommend RigExpert for ease of use, accuracy, repeatability,reliability and on screen and computer displays (the latter with FREE software!).

Frank Allen   Waterboro, Maine

Postd at 7:50am on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Would make the purchase again. My AA-54 is one of the best purchases in years. As stand alone or using the PC I get quick accurate information. Just in making my 160M loop better it is worth it.


Postd at 12:29pm on Friday, November 25th, 2011

I'm very happy with the RE AA-54, as JG1EIQ states; much much better than the MFJ analyser and has full functionality without any PC. It's very accurate, I can't live without it anymore. In the Rx and Z scan (option 5), I would like to be able to set the Y-axis range (maybe auto range would be even better).

I put a demonstration video on YouTube. Perhaps interesting for other potential buyers, search for c6czywnMf60 or AA-54

JG1eiQ   Japan

Postd at 6:10am on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

It is much better than MFJ's Product.
Easy to use, VY gud mold case.

It is nicer if AA-54 has
R/X graph range of
0 to 200 & -200 to +200
0 to 100 & -100 to +100
0 to 1k & -1k to +1k

Do you have carry bug with drop-proof strap?

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