Vector Network analyzer

What is a VNA?

A VNA is a form of RF network analyzer widely used for RF design applications. A VNA may also be called a gain-phase meter or an automatic network analyzer. An SNA is functionally identical to a spectrum analyzer in combination with a tracking generator. Vector Network Analyzer measures both amplitude and phase properties Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_analyzer_(electrical)#VNA

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The miniVNA Tiny

https://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/frank_radio_coax-sw.htm

Using a MiniVNA Tiny (from Mini Radio Solutions) with Ubuntu Linux
FEBRUARY 28, 2018 by Graham - G3YJR
https://g3yjr.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/using-a-minivna-tiny-from-mini-radio-solutions-with-ubuntu-linux/

INSTALL ORACLE JAVA 8 IN UBUNTU OR LINUX MINT VIA PPA REPOSITORY [JDK8]
Author: Andrew | Posted: September 05, 2012 | Updated: April 18, 2019
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/install-oracle-java-8-in-ubuntu-via-ppa.html

vna/J - the JAVA way to the miniVNA
DOWNLOADS VNA/J
http://vnaj.dl2sba.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=118

RUNNING VNA/J ON LINUX MINT 19.1 (UBUNTU)

http://vnaj.dl2sba.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=120:running-vna-j-on-linux-mint-19-1-ubuntu&catid=16&Itemid=101

vna/J 2.8.x Installation Guide by Dietmar Krause DL2SBA - 29th September 2012
http://download.dl2sba.com/vnaj/manuals/Installation/InstallationGuide.pdf

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Install Java on Ubuntu 18.04

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-java-with-apt-on-ubuntu-18-04


Make sure only one copy of the application is running, otherwise the port will appear locked. The first to run will have access to the port and the other invocation will not alow the "setup" option ato access the port.

Also make use you are part of the dialout group and that the port has dialout permissions.

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Android BlueVNA

On an Android phone search the Play Store for Dan Toma's "Blue VNA" and install.





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Glenn Lyons VK4PK
glenn@LyonsComputer.com.au
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