YouKits FG-01 Antenna Analyzer Review

Yesterday I received my new FG-01 antenna analyzer from YouKits. It came nicely packaged and quickly from the vendor, online in an eBay auction.

I had trouble at first because I did not read the eBay ad closely enough to understand that this unit needs 12 volts to run. I made the incorrect assumption that the supplied battery holder was for AA batteries – this is not true.

After contacting the vendor he explained my mistake and even offered to send me some batteries free of charge. A very pleasant surprise. I recommend this vendor!

All I had to do is plug the unit into a 12 volt AC adapter and it sprung to life. A small but beautiful color display is shown and the device immediately begins reporting on the antenna attached. No manual comes with the antenna analyzer, but none is really needed. Play with the buttons and you’ll quickly figure it out. You can download a manual here.

I’m going to have a lot of fun with this toy as I love fidgeting with wire antennas and my Buddipole.

I recommend this inexpensive, yet functional antenna analyzer.

  • The assembled unit, tested and ready to use.
  • Portable design easy to carry
  • Comes with 14500 battery holder
  • Optional 18650 battery pack
  • 1-60Mhz automatic analyzer,
  • Easy operating
  • Color display with detailed information
  • Center freq step:1K,10K,100K,1Mhz
  • Scan width:10K-50Mhz in 12 step
  • Size: H 9.8cm x W 5.8cm x D 3.8cm
  • Weight: 250g (380g with battery)
  • New Antenna impedance scan function!

3 thoughts on “YouKits FG-01 Antenna Analyzer Review”

  1. If you're wondering why the lines are so jagged in the graphs it's because I was using an unfiltered AC adapter. The AC hum on the line causes this. You should use an adapter that has some filtering.

  2. Compared to the competition (eg. AA-54/miniVNA):

    – specific batteries required vs 2x AA type in AA-54
    – no usb connection for usage with external programs
    – unclear firmware upgrade options
    – no USB connection for above purposes

    Compared with AA-54 or miniVNA price is rather high looking at above limitations. Agree miniVNA does not supply handheld function.

  3. Compared to competitors (e.g. AA-54 by RigExpert) i see some things missing:

    – no connection via USB port to use PC for presentation/analysis
    – uses specific batteries vs regular Alcaline AA/NiMh
    – price compared to AA-54 or miniVNA just a bit lower

    Unclear also how future firmware update can be applied. Probably the lack of USB will prevent this.

    Ron – PA3FAT

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