MINI600 Antenna analyzer 0.1-600mhz

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by BG6GLL, Sep 21, 2018.

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  1. BG6GLL

    BG6GLL QRZ Member

    The MINI600 version of 2019 adopts AD single chip computer to manage the power consumption of batteries.
     

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  2. BG6GLL

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  3. OH6MY

    OH6MY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi! I also ordered and received one in late February. I tested it and it worked fine out of the box. Then I downloaded the ST-link here: https://www.st.com/en/development-tools/stsw-link009.html and uploaded the latest DH1AKF software http://wkiefer.de/x28/test2/F7Discovery.bin which was easy as a walk in the park! I then run the oscillator test from the extended setup and it allowed me to reach 1409 MHz! Then I opened it up, removed the battery/charger circuit board to get access to the VNA-circuit board and opened the "normal" link and soldered it into "HW-test" position. Reran the HW-calibration and and other setup-stuff. Soldered the link back into normal position and rerun the OSL-calibration procedure. Put everything back together and it works like a charm up to 1400 MHz! I also put a small photo of my QSL-card in .png format on the micro-SD card to show up as a splash-screen while the Analyzer is booting up.

    I downloaded the AntScope 4.3.5 for windows program from RigExpert: https://rigexpert.com/files/software/Antscope/antscopeforwindows/ and I can control the Mini600 with USB-cable with my PC up to 1000 MHz just telling the AntScope that I am using the AA1000.
    The built-in battery allows me to run the Mini600 at least 3 - 4 hours when fully charged.
    Don't hesitate! there are many dealers over at Aliexpress and ebay.com and you can do a lot of squeezing pricewise if you have a little patience...
    I bought mine here: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/939205 and the delivery was fast and the service excellent. But the Analyzer first got stuck in the customs here but that is another story...:oops:
     
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  4. BG6GLL

    BG6GLL QRZ Member

  5. W7ESR

    W7ESR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm looking at picking up one of these. How do I make sure its a 2019 version with the new chip as described above?
     
  6. BG6GLL

    BG6GLL QRZ Member

    All purchased in 2019 are using the new version
     
  7. BG6GLL

    BG6GLL QRZ Member

    MINI600 Product Use Video
     

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  8. RIGMO

    RIGMO QRZ Member

    its

    risky how to know it is good
     
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  9. W7ESR

    W7ESR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Agreed, on the risk. I am just going to wait a little to see if the older versions get pushed out. I wish I knew a way to identify the newer version before I buy... No need to save $10 from a random seller to get a version with known problems. I would love to get my hands on the 2019 version to see if the battery life is better. Looks like a great value if you got a current working version.
     
  10. W7ESR

    W7ESR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you know if you have the 2019 version with the new chips to address the old known issues?
     

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