TEN-TEC is proud to announce that we are the exclusive distributor in the US for YouKits brand products.
The first product we are introducing from YouKits is the FG-01 a 1 to 60 MHZ Antenna Analyzer. This is not a kit but a fully assembled unit ready for use. The FG-01 utilizes the latest in SMT technology to provide a compact unit with lots of value.
This antenna analyzer is the smallest (measures less than 4“ tall) and easiest antenna analyzer to use on the market today. It has a color display that graphically shows you the SWR and Impedance of the antenna under test. This unit is right at home being carried to the top of the tower or on the bench in your shack.
The FG-01 with its color graphical display allows you to dial in the frequency you wish to operate on and immediately read the SWR and Impedance of the antenna at that frequency. The FG-01 also allows you to easily adjust the frequency to determine the desired SWR points of the antenna. For instance if you wanted to know the 2:1 limits of your antenna you would just change the frequency using the large knob to move the graph to the 2:1 point on the center of the display and read the frequency.
No more guessing where the low SWR point is on your antenna. No more guessing about you antenna characteristics, you just read the SWR and Impedance on the color graphic display or look at the curves to fully understand the characteristics of your antenna.
The FG-01 comes with a wall mounted Lithium battery charger and as of May 1, 2014 is now sold with model R9411 Lithium Batteries included for the FG-01 at a new price.
This unit is sold exclusively in the US by TEN-TEC and has a one-year replacement warranty. This unit is not manufactured by TEN-TEC therefore the non TEN-TEC manufactured return policy applies.
Note: The knob on some of the later model units may be chrome or silver instead of black.
WARNING: Do not install alkaline batteries in the holder provided. Only Lithium Ion model 14500 batteries should be used in the holder provided.
There is currently a 8 week lead time for this item.
Posted by Jack Thompson on 30th Jan 2014
First the suppiled battery pack will not connect to the unit. So I ordered the rechargeable battery pack. I feel for the price that this should already be included. The analyzer got used for the first time during winter field day. The first antenna I hooked to showed a straight line. At first I feared it did not work however invetigation found a bad coaxial cable we repaired this and it works great. Compared it to an MFJ frequency was just as accurate. I had several comments about it not doing the VHF/UHF bands but I got it to do the ones I check the most HF. My only wish is that it had the ability to memorize a scan and connect to a PC for printing and larger display. If it had this ability it would be a 5 star product.
Posted by Robert Beard on 21st Jan 2014
Well formed steel enclosure - not aluminum....
Fine grain black crackle finish - no fingerprints....
It's hefty with the optional battery pack installed.
The PC board is well fabricated - all surface mount and well done.
The only quality control issue noted is that the front panel silkscreen is just slightly misaligned.
Easy to operate - only two controls and one of those is the ON-OFF slide switch.
The display is only 3 by 3.7 cm, 1.25 by 1.5 inches, but is quite readable; the resolution is good.
The included manual is on a small CD, only five pages printed out.
It's just a bit cryptic, translated from the Chinese, but one can quickly figure it out....
The single knob is a rotary encoder with about 24 steps plus a push button switch for selecting center frequency, scan width, or memory parameters. The center frequency can be tuned in 1MHz, 100, 10, or 1 kHz per step - lots of resolution. The scan width can be set from 50MHz down to 10 kHz. Again, lots of resolution....
There are 10 memories. The factory default sets them for 160 through 6 meters. But they can be used to save any center frequency
and scan width.
Both impedance and SWR curves are displayed.
Just the ticket for tweaking the 4 el SteppIR
and slopers in preparation for FT5ZM.
Frequency scanning/curve drawing analyzers are the only way to go.... You can actually see what is happening when tuning an antenna
Excellent buy - I give it 5 stars....
Posted by Jay Hill on 25th Dec 2013
This antenna analyzer is by far the best I have ever used in my 44 years as a HAM.
Posted by Cliff N4CCB on 29th Nov 2013
I've been using a big, clunky MFJ-259B - even when traveling. It works great but it's 4x bigger than the YouKits analyzer... as big as my KX3!
I'm very impressed with the YouKits analyzer. It's simple to use and works great. I wish that it included a BNC to SO-239 adapter... although I had a couple laying around.
If you travel or like to work portable, this is a great piece of gear!
Posted by Evan WB5KOJ on 26th Sep 2013
This thing works great. Easy to use and dead on accurate. The display is sharp and bright. The graphical display is a much better way to see what is going on than other units that just give you single point numerical data. I recommend buying the internal battery pack (don't know why it does not come with that as standard). For the money this one is hard to beat!
Posted by Merl Hoover on 25th Sep 2013
This product is so much more than you will expect. TEN-TEC might consider upgrading their utube video and brochures. My unit is one with some upgrades from those indicated. The SWR Column now has 2 digits 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0. the menu now has an indicator for storing and selecting MEM 0 thru 9. just above the Battery Indicator. That Column has been adjusted to align with the column on the left. Apparently the font size as been adjusted to accommodate these changes. The documentation is sparse. For me or many it will be a handy tool and a learning Aid. I have found myself thinking of the SW as a zoom feature. There is no instruction as to installing the Optional Battery or the supplied battery case. The battery use is longer than I had expected, but keep aware of the warning re the recharge point.
When you determine that the back has to be removed to install the Battery feature, be AWARE THERE ARE TWO (2) screws to be removed. On my unit the top screw was covered by a sticker MADE IN CHINA. That caused me some difficulty. There might be additional features in the future. A USB PORT, for upgrading the software, and transferring data or instructions as to how to make a connection to a Pc for software upgrades. IT IS A KEEPER +++
73 de K4MRX
Posted by Andrew Knittle on 16th Sep 2013
I have used my friends MFJ, but decided it was time to own one myself. I am partial to Ten Tec so I checked out the video review and decided to give it a try. I was blown away ! How neat is it to see the entire SWR spectrum and impedence on a graph. It makes adjusting an antenna a breeze. Without a doubt the best analyzer on the market. Make sure to pick up the internal battery and the BNC adaptor.
Posted by Dick on 10th Apr 2013
I have used another antenna analizer, but this is sweet,small and handy. It is simple to use and a well designed, useful tool for any Ham. I consider it a great tool.
Posted by Mike, N7DGI on 3rd Apr 2013
As others have noted, this is a great product that does an excellent job. Until it quits after your warranty is out, then Ten-Tec doesn't service them, just "throw it in a box to go back to China, don't know how long or what it will cost". So, $250 down the drain. Buyer beware!
Posted by Bill K6ACJ on 17th Feb 2013
After 6 trips to various California and Arizona Desert Campouts plus local trips to the beach, the FG-01 has performed flawlessly allowing me to rapidly deploy my various HF antennas and switch bands then retune in seconds. The bright color LCD does not wash out in bright light like my iPhone. I am using my own Lithium batteries and the supplied charger without problems. Yes, like any antenna analyzer it will pick up strong EMI/RFI but it worked fine at Quartzfest and Yuma Hamfest where there were many stations on the air.
An improvement could be made to rapidly set the center frequency but its not a problem as-is and the BNC is not a problem because I use a high quality pig tail with SMA adapters.
Battery life is longer than I thought it would be, 1 charge worked for 5 days at Quartzfest and 2-1/2 days operating at Yuma Hamfest.
I'd like to see a robust and small carrying case with just enough space for the charger and a coax pigtail.