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MINI60 HF ANTENNA ANALYZER

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Software' started by K8NYY, May 31, 2014.

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  1. K8NYY

    K8NYY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I purchased one and it appears to work however no manual, manual, general info, or software. Any help would be great!

    73's

    larry
     
  2. KJ4LWN

    KJ4LWN Ham Member QRZ Page

    MINI60

    I also received one of them and the SWR appears to be spot on but using it could be a bit of a challenge. The web site hints you can link it to a more advanced analyzer software and the SET menu shows a PC Link. Does charge off USB though and has an external charger option. It seems to have a lot of features but how to use the SCAN and other items is a little mystery. New companies (even from China) have to learn how to make a product ready for the marketplace. Couldn't find anything on the internet so hopefully there's something out there.

    Rob
    KJ4LWN
     
  3. K8NYY

    K8NYY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Having a little time to play with the unit I connected it to my PM6668 High res 1GHz freq counter and received the following results:

    [TABLE="width: 240"]
    [TR]
    [TD="width: 64, bgcolor: transparent"]BAND[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, width: 93, bgcolor: transparent"]MINI DISPLAY[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, width: 87, bgcolor: transparent"]PM DISPLAY[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, width: 76, bgcolor: transparent"]DIFERENCE[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]160m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]1.800[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]1.797[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.003[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]80m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]3.700[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]3.69387[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.00613[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]40m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]7.100[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]7.088[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.012[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]30m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]10.100[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]10.08327[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.01673[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]25m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]12.000[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]11.98012[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.01988[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]20m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]14.140[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]14.11658[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.02342[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]17m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]18.100[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]18.07003[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.02997[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]15m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]21.000[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]20.96522[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.03478[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]12m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]24.900[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]24.8587[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.0413[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]11m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]27.000[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]26.9553[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.0447[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]10m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]29.000[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]28.952[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.048[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]8m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]35.500[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]35.4412[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.0588[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]7m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]44.500[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]44.4263[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.0737[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"]6m[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"]51.000[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]50.9155[/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"]0.0845[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="bgcolor: transparent"] [/TD]
    [TD="class: xl66, bgcolor: transparent"][/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"][/TD]
    [TD="class: xl65, bgcolor: transparent"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    Not having another antenna analyzer to compair the display vs actual I beleive that for $135.00 this unit is pretty good, since all are (-) if you need to be that exact you could construct a compensation table.
     
  4. AF0W

    AF0W Ham Member QRZ Page

    I believe those are based on the Sark 100 - here's the archive page from the original designer: Sark 100 Archive , which includes a manual and software (at the bottom of the page).

    I was considering purchasing one of these, but then I came across this page (be sure to scroll down and read the comments) that indicated that some of the units had an issue that resulted in the frequency being off due to a faulty chip. While this could be corrected by replacing the chip, I believe it was surface mounted, and since I've never done that type of soldering before, I didn't want to risk receiving a "bad" unit.

    I thought I'd identified a "good" clone, but then when shopping on ebay, it looked like a lot of sellers used stock pictures interchangeably, so I didn't think that I'd be able to reliably get the model I wanted anyway.

    I did like the PC connectivity, and when they worked, they seemed a much better buy than the MFJ offerings. Luckily, a used RigExpert came up for sale on my local club's web site and my decision was made for me.
     
  5. DH1KLM

    DH1KLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello,
    recently I got my Mini60, installed HC06 Bluetooth module myself (configured to 57.600, 8, N, 1, named "MINI60 ANT", PW 1234). Android mini60 app
    is started, but when "Select a device to connect" appears, no paired device is shown.
    Is there anything else to do? Maybe there has to be a certain MAC Address?
    HC06 module is seen and paired with android phone and can be selected from other Bluetooth capable apps.
    Thanks in advance.

    73 de Sigi, DH1KLM
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  6. DH1KLM

    DH1KLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello,
    where to find this Software Mini60 Data Scan V0.5 ?
    Any downloadlink?
    thx
     
  7. VK3YX

    VK3YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi larry is your problem solved? I have software for Android tablet...minor problem of display cut off on lower edge..someone posted a fix available..I asked him for it but no reply and I cant locate who it was at this time. Still trying. Good video on Youtube..in foreign language ( Euro) but I found out what secret buttons to press by watching closely as he went through a demo
    Regards
    terry vk3yx
     
  8. VK3YX

    VK3YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi did you solve problem? I had same. Faulty Android App SW..got a verrsion that worked minor problem still but works. Can send to you if you want
    73's terry VK3YX
     
  9. AC0AX

    AC0AX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just received my mini60 and would like a copy of the software since the dealer I got mine from has download link that does not work.
     
  10. AC0AX

    AC0AX Ham Member QRZ Page

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