Mini 60 - Android Powered Antenna Analyzer

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  1. OH8STN

    OH8STN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello Operators.
    Continuing forward with my Mini 60 series, this video will show you how to set-up the Mini 60 (Sark 100 clone) Antenna Analyzer, on an Android smartphone or tablet. You'll learn where to find and how to install the modified (and improved) Mini 60 Android app from DH1KLM. Finally, you'll learn how to scan a portion or the entire band, while connected to your antenna.

    Hopefully someone will find this video is useful.
    de oh8stn
     
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  2. DL5CH

    DL5CH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello OH8STN,
    very nice useful video.

    73 from Germany

    DO1DLC Christoph
     
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  3. ZL1PDT

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    Hi Julian, Please do you have the setup for the none Bluetooth mini 60 have tried all the stuff we could find and can not get it to read a thing
    it just keeps on scaning with no result is there some thing you have run into ( mine is not Bluetooth have to use cable to PC),
    Please can you help,
    Thanks,
    Pieter ZL1PDT I, NZ
     
  4. OH8STN

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    Thanks for the kindness Christopher.
    73 from Finland
     
  5. OH8STN

    OH8STN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Pieter.
    Sorry to hear you're having trouble. I've only recently come to own this antenna analyzer, so I don't have a lot of experience with it, other than with Android. I don't know if this is going to be helpful or not, but I'll just throw it out there.
    The link mentioned in my video for DH1KLM, also has Windows software available for download. I would imagine there are instructions as well. He has also published a tutorial about adding Bluetooth, to a non Bluetooth mini 60. There's also a ham radio operator in Sweden, who makes compatible software for this antenna analyzer.
    You can find links to both of their websites through the link in the video description. Unfortunately that's about the best that I can do. I just don't have any experience Beyond Android with this device.
    I know it won't help much, but I hope it it leads you to the answer.
    73 de oh8stn
     
  6. AI6US

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    OH8STN, Thank you for the video. I use the mini60 with both the PC and the Android apps. The Android with Bluetooth connection makes outdoor work so much easier and presents so much informantion.

    Pieter, Sounds like the serial port connection is not being made prior to scanning. Is the USB driver installed? Does the USB device show up in the device manager? Is the correct port selected prior to initiating the scan?
     
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  7. W9RWF

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    I don't have an Android tablet but I do have an Android smartphone (a Galaxy S7). Will that work?
     
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  8. AI6US

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    Works on my Android tablet, wife's Android smartphone and our Android set-top box. :)
     
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  9. VE7FU

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    Thank you for the video. I recently acquired one of these and it works great with my Google Pixel phone and my old Samsung note 4.
     
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  10. K2TL

    K2TL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a seller? I see so many available and not sure who to trust. I would like the Bluetooth/internal battery version. Email me if you can't post it here.. K2TL at optonline.net

    Thanks
     
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