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Reviews Summary for RigExpert AA-230PRO
RigExpert AA-230PRO Reviews: 20 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $650.00
Description: Powerful, laboratory grade antenna analyzer designed for testing, checking, tuning or repairing antennas and antenna feedlines in 0.3 to 230 MHz range. Main features (to name a few): Graphical SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) and impedance display, multi language user interface, memory storage and connection to a personal computer (USB port), etc... The TDR (Time Domain Reflectometer) mode is essencial for quick cable testing and cable fault location.

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EA2DPO Rating: 5/5 Aug 8, 2017 08:22 Send this review to a friend
The most useful I have purchased  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have AA 230 PRO for several years. It is the most useful I've had to play with antennas. Its use is very simple and intuitive. With it, I can work in portable without tuners because is very simple and quick adjust the antennas for the band you want.

Tengo un AA230-PRO desde hace varios años. Es lo más útil que he tenido para cacharrear con las antenas. Su uso es muy sencillo e intuitivo. Con él puedo trabajar en portable sin acopladores porque es muy sencillo y rápido el ajuste de las antenas para la banda que quieras.

VA3MW Rating: 5/5 Nov 4, 2016 06:37 Send this review to a friend
Awesome  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is my go-to antenna debugging device. The TDR makes it worth every penny. I've loaned it to friends who routinely find issues with their feedlines. You know, the ones that say my SWR is flat all across 80m. Of course, this is not possible for a properly designed antenna.

At our contest station, we found a 150ft of 1/2" hardline that was ... just bad. Again, thanks to the TDR. We replaced the entire piece.

It is also tough as nails and I am pretty sure that if I dropped it off a tower by accident, it would be fine.

You won't be disappointed by the device and the support delivered by RigExpert overall.
G4RNI Rating: 5/5 Oct 24, 2016 07:30 Send this review to a friend
How did I manage without one?  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've been licensed 35 years and worked as a communications technician too. I never really believed one of these gadgets was totally necessary for the ham operator but saw them as a handy gadget. I already had an abundance of SWR meters, wave meters, noise bridges etc but when a mate decided to sell his "as new" 230 Pro at one third of new price, I took the plunge.
Within a day I'd mapped my inverted L, Hustler 8BTV, loft 3 band dipole, colinears and even portable whips!
Imagine my surprise when I found a commercial "BIG THREE" so called 2 meter whip was actually resonant at 123MHz!. I trimmed it down, bit by bit and watched the dip rise in frequency to 145 MHz then noted a vast improvement in its performance.
I've now plans to revamp my HF aerials so I'm going to be up to the eyes in jobs!

I can express the usefulness of this in one word - WOW!
W4DRH Rating: 5/5 Nov 28, 2013 13:21 Send this review to a friend
Must have equiptment  Time owned: more than 12 months
Very well built, will run for several hours on a charge, easy to upgrade software
WB5JHY Rating: 5/5 Apr 3, 2013 10:46 Send this review to a friend
Fine quality tool  Time owned: more than 12 months
Not much left to be said about this unit. I guess that's why there are not that many posts being written. It's extremely reliable and stable.
Bob at Array Solutions has been very professional and helpful. However, I just discovered that HRO is now a distributor for RigExpert analyzers now and they discount off of list price. Found out two weeks after I paid full price for the new AA- 600. That was a $75.00 loss for me. HRO also includes free shipping. Another $18.00 out of my pocket. Bob at Array Solutions wouldn't waive shipping to me even on my second purchase of an expensive analyzer. He is in Texas and I'm in Louisiana so you know the shipping wasn't that much. Not much customer appreciation there I would say. So RigExpert AA-230Pro and the AA-600 rate a solid 5.000 but Array Solutions only a 4.0
N4SRQ Rating: 5/5 Apr 9, 2012 12:58 Send this review to a friend
Great product.  Time owned: more than 12 months
This may very well be one of the best consumer priced antenna analyzer available. It is way better than the MFJ models and the ability to interface the PC and plot the SWR curves makes this guy a winner. This is more than just an antenna analyzer - it is incredibly versatile. You can do cable testing and fault location,
measure capacitance or inductance of reactive loads and then some.
NN5I Rating: 5/5 Feb 29, 2012 20:05 Send this review to a friend
Stunning excellence  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've used other antenna analyzers, but recently purchased the AA-230PRO from Array Solutions.

I'm a retired electrical engineer, and used to be an equipment designer. I've used all sorts of test equipment, from the simplest to the most ultra-sophisticated. After using the AA-230PRO for a week, I'm astonished that any others remain on the market. It's that much superior. How did I ever build antennas without it? In a week, it saved me what would have been weeks of work with any other equipment.

Highly, highly recommended; and Array Solutions shipped it almost immediately, so I had it with very little delay. These guys are pros, and give pro-level service.

KG1F Rating: 5/5 Jan 5, 2012 18:04 Send this review to a friend
Array Solutions - great support for RigExpert AA-230Pro  Time owned: more than 12 months
I just had such a great customer service experience with Bob W5OV at Array Solutions! I bought a RigExpert AA-230Pro about a year and a half ago, and haver been really pleased with it. See my earlier review here. Last month I took the 230Pro to my local ham club meeting for show and tell, and unfortunately damaged it by transporting it without sufficient protection.

I contacted Array Solutions, where I purchased it, to asks them to repair it. I was ready to pay - I screwed up by not protecting it. But Bob said send it in and they would see what they could do, and today I got it back, and they replaced the damaged parts and it looks as good as new. I am thrilled with the support I got. This was an expensive tool to purchase - I'm glad I bought it from Array. They are a great supplier!
BTW - I have nol personal or business interest in Array Solutiojns. I am just a happy customer.
VE3LLL Rating: 5/5 Jul 17, 2011 12:39 Send this review to a friend
Very pleased after a year  Time owned: more than 12 months
After over a year and a fair bit of use I'm still pleased with this purchase. For me, user of a multi-band trapped vertical antenna, the 230PRO's best feature is it's ability to show VSWR at five different frequencies at the same time... very slick. But it does everything well.
KD0NJP Rating: 5/5 May 1, 2011 15:04 Send this review to a friend
Feature Rich and Easy to Use  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
So far, I have only evaluated one antenna using this meter. A buddy of mine has a 259 and we both agree. The AA-230PRO has some great features. Sending a tone for SWR to a handheld makes triming wire antennas a snap. I will updat this after tuning a Paralle Diapole!
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