Nano VNA Workshop

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IEEE Southeastern Michigan: Chapter VIII (EMC)

Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting.

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Note:  This is an in-person meeting.  There is a $20 fee to cover material costs.   

If you already own a NanoVNA, you may bring it to the meeting and register at no charge.


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This workshop is a hands-on working event.  Each attendee will get a NanoVNA (Vector Network) analyzer.

You are encouraged to bring a device (DUT) that you woud like to make measurements on.  We will learn how to make the following measurements:

List of measurements to perform (thus far - always open to new ideas):
Antenna impedance (S11)
Filter frequency response (S21)
Coaxial cable loss (S21)
RF amplifier gain (S21 - this one is tricky - will require in-line attenuators)
Coaxial cable length (TDR)
VNA Calibration
We will have a limited number of DUTs, so we may break the attendees up into small groups and have each group work on measuring a different DUT.   The workshop will be limited lecture and mostly the attendees getting hands-on experience.
You may want to bring your laptop computer if you would like to try out your NanoVNA with advanced software.

Upgraded NanoVNA-H4 Vector Network Analyzer, SeeSii Latest V4.3/4.2 10KHz-1.5GHz HF VHF UHF 4" Touch Screen Antenna Analyzer Measures S Parameters,Voltage Standing Wave Ratio, Phase,Delay, Smith Chart






  Date and Time




  • Date: 15 Feb 2024
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Michigan
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  • 19499 Victor Pkwy
  • Livonia, Michigan
  • United States 48152

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  • Starts 20 December 2023 01:20 PM
  • Ends 15 February 2024 12:00 PM
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Michael Kirkhart


Nano VNA


Michael Kirkhart is an electronics engineer, hacker, lifelong student, and amateur radio operator.  During his career, he has worked in factory automation, vehicle navigation, and RF testing.  He currently works in automotive cybersecurity as a penetration tester; this means he gets paid to hack - how cool is that?  During his time as an RF test engineer, he used vector network analyzers (VNAs) as part of his daily work.  As a result now, his homemade SWR bridge, which he used for tuning antennas, has sat on a shelf gathering dust.  While "not an expert", he is an experienced VNA user, and during this event, he will provide an overview of VNAs along with specific use cases, all using the (relatively) inexpensive NanoVNA.


Address:Michigan, United States

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