Chapter 9/36 Online Meeting: Copper Mountain VNAs

Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) have been in conversations lately among both amateur and professional radio enthusiasts because their prices have come down with new chips available. VNAs analyze complex impedances, so can be used to analyze antennas, feedlines, and even small circuits at frequencies from near DC to near daylight. Copper Mountain makes VNAs for all purposes, and in a presentation this month, they will discuss the principles of VNAs, what they can be used for, and some common measurements used by broadcasters.

Find out more at an online meeting we’re sharing with Phoenix SBE Chapter 9 on September 30, 2020, at 12 noon. Join the meeting using this Microsoft Teams link.

About the Presenters

Brian Walker is the Senior RF Engineer at Copper Mountain Technologies where he helps customers to resolve technical issues and works to develop new solutions for applications of VNAs in test and measurement. Previously, he was the Manager of RF design at Bird Electronics, where he managed a team of RF Designers and designed new and innovative products. Prior to that he worked for Motorola Component Products Group and was responsible for the design of ceramic comb-line filters for communications devices. Brian graduated from the University of New Mexico, has 40 years of RF Design experience, and has authored 3 U.S. Patents.

Heather Enayat is the Southwest Territory Sales Manager for Copper Mountain Technologies and is local to San Diego, California. She has a strong electrical engineering background, as well as over 13 years of experience in the RF and fiber optic industry. She began her career as a Functional Test Engineer and has experience with software and hardware integration as well as C#.Net, LabVIEW and NI TestStand. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University and a Master of Engineering degree in Technology Innovation Management from Carleton University in Canada.

Analyzers (VNAs) have been in conversations lately among both amateur and professional radio enthusiasts because their prices have come down with new chips available. VNAs analyze complex impedances, so can be used to analyze antennas, feedlines, and even small circuits at frequencies from near DC to near daylight. Copper Mountain makes VNAs for all purposes, and they will share some of their secret sauce with us in a presentation this month.

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