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Review Summary For : iP60z Antenna Analyzer
Reviews: 5MSRP: 249.00
Antenna Analyzer
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NQ5T Rating: 2015-10-07
Nice Product Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
This is a small cigarette pack sized analyzer thats perfect 's you want to go portable with minimum size/weight. There's enough else to pack. Lacks some fancy bells and whistles, but the analyzers that have them are heavier and bulkier.

Well made powder coated box. The battery does NOT rattle around — if this was once a problem, it's been fixed

No complaints. Nice, simple, useful, works as advertised. The analyzer I use at home will stay behind in the closet …
KD6JA Rating: 2015-06-27
It works but.... Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I have used the IP 60 for basic dipole resonance. It works well and its reading are comparable to those found on other analyzers. I run into problems when the antenna has a balun and also some L/C networks. The VSWR does not go down below 10. I have also used it as a transmitter when using an antenna tuner. Works great. Anyone else have similar experiences?
K5SSR Rating: 2013-03-10
Over 200 bucks and zip Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
It's cute, it's fun, it fits in your shirt pocket! It doesn't work after 10 antenna work sessions... Rats. That's about 20 buck plus a session... Damn expensive if you ask me...
It did work on all of those ten antenna sessions very well! i checked the results with my very beater MFJ analyzer and the results were spot on.
I emailed the tech support guys...
They said to check the battery.
I did... New battery... 9.4 vdc.
Is the battery in the correct position?
Yes it is in the correct position!
Although it rattles around in its correct position...
Is the BNC connector screwed in tight?
Yes the BNC is snug and tight...
Is the center conductor solder to the PCM board?
Yes the center is in fact soldered to the PC Board...
And it still does not work... Looks like I'm to be the QC monkey.
Shall I breakout my Hacko and resolder the connection?
Oh and BTW that old POS MFJ, dropped battered chiped rusty ugly and still gives a huff and grunt and keeps on working...
I shall update this "review" after I finish resoldering...
My Company would have sent out a replacement the next day overnight. But who does that anymore?
Oh there is one company in Santa Cruz that actually does do that... Elecraft.
WF2S Rating: 2012-10-23
Convenience has a Price Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I used the unit with everything from a Buddipole yagi to massive optibeams and 160 slopers with NO PROBLEMs. I use it for field checking at the antenna. In comparisons with other analyzers and the old Bird, I find it to be reasonably close to all other meters. It was convenient on my J6 trip. Some double sided tape holds the 9v battery fine!
AF5GP Rating: 2012-07-30
Antenna Analyzer Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Ip60z is my first Antenna Analyzer I like doing QRP work I have the buddipole deluxe setup so I really didn’t want a large analyzer or the large price tag perched the 60z I like working 6 meter. My first thought when it arrived was I pay $249.00 for this it’s a project box painted black no 9 volt battery came with it there is no weather protection after finding a battery and installing it, there is nothing holding it in place so it just slides around. The instruction where easy to understand using the unit is simple and fast, analyzing 6 thru. 30 ok 40 meter not so good the reading were all over the place varying badly .I called buddipole they almost told me that it did work on 40 meter .I found a way to find low SWR on 40 I will keep working with the unit it is the size I need .Will do a update later.Thanks