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This is the only official NanoVNA V2 group, please be aware!


This is the official support forum/user group for the NanoVNA V2, which is a low cost 3GHz T/R VNA (vector network analyzer). It is not based on ttrftech's NanoVNA design but a new from scratch design using 2 ADF4350 to cover up to 3GHz and Si5351 to cover down to 50kHz. Compared to the original ttrftech design, V2 uses only the fundamental signal for measurements and achieves higher dynamic range.
 
Project website:
https://nanorfe.com/nanovna-v2.html

Warning about cheap underperforming clones

As of September 2021 there are many clones on the market. These clones do not go through any quality control and most perform badly. V2/3GHz NanoVNA uses parts like ADF4350 and AD8342 which are costly and clones have been cutting costs by using salvaged or reject parts. If a clone is selling for much cheaper than the official store it will likely not meet specifications. 

All V2.2/V2_2 are clones! See official stores below and look for V2 Plus/Plus4 versions only to avoid getting a bad clone. We have stopped selling older versions since October 2020, so all V2 hardware that are not Plus or Plus4 are not made by us and we can not guarantee performance.

Where to buy

Official store
https://www.tindie.com/products/hcxqsgroup/4-nanovna-v2-plus4/

Amazon
Note: All listings on Amazon that are not V2Plus4 are bad clones, please be aware!
https://www.amazon.com/NanoVNA-50KHz-4GHz-Network-Analyzer-Shortwave/dp/B099Z9J7ZC
Note: All listings on Amazon that are not V2Plus4 are bad clones, please be aware and don't be fooled by the reviews from over a year ago, most clones have since switched to salvaged or reject parts and are much more noisy that you are better off buying a V1 NanoVNA instead!

Hardware revisions

You can check your hardware revision by selecting CONFIG > VERSION in the menu.
Please see https://nanorfe.com/nanovna-versions.html

Name Release Date Remarks
V2 Plus4  
(V2.4)
2020/10 4 inch display. 4x faster sweep (400 points/s). Up to 80dB dynamic range to 3GHz.
V2 Plus
(V2.3)    
2020/10    2x faster sweep (200 points/s). Noise improvements. PCB text still indicates "V2_2".
V2.2 2019 The earliest version of the V2 hardware. No longer sold. V2.2 has been discontinued since October 2020, and all V2.2 versions still on the market are clones. To ensure you get a supported hardware version, look for V2 Plus and Plus4 versions.

 

Documentation

Online (HTML) user manual:
https://nanorfe.com/nanovna-v2-user-manual.html

S-A-A-2 menu map:
https://nanorfe.com/images/nanovna-v2-menu-map.png

Usage and operation of the V2 is largely identical to the original NanoVNA.

Software downloads

NanoVNA-QT (PC software) releases:

https://github.com/nanovna/NanoVNA-QT/releases

NanoVNA Saver is compatible with the NanoVNA V2:

https://github.com/zarath/nanovna-saver

Firmware

Firmware downloads:
https://nanorfe.com/nanovna-versions.html

Firmware release version history:

Release version   Changes
20210621

 Bugfixes. Support circuit changes in newer hardware.

20201122

 Reverted because of serious bugs in averaging fix
 - Fix integer overflow bug with high averaging (20x and 40x) on the device UI
 - Add screenshot support (experimental)

20201013

 - First production release for V2 Plus4
 - Increased save slots to 7
 - Increased maximum sweep points over USB for plus4 to 65536
 - Add CALIBRATE > RESET ALL to completely reset current view
 - Fix PAUSE SWEEP
 - AGC bugfixes

20200926

 - Enhanced response calibration
 - Adjustable averaging
 - Adjustable adf4350 output power
 - Continuous CW mode
 - Interpolate calibration when changing frequency range
 - Automatically load calibration slot 0 at startup
 - UI performance improvements and bugfixes, larger font
 - Power off ADF4350 if the sweep range is < 140MHz
- AGC for lower noise floor below 1GHz

20200525    - Extend lower frequency limit to 10kHz
20200501  - Support TDR up to 201 points
 - Allow exiting from USB mode (hold down JOG CENTER/middle  button on the device after exiting NanoVNA-QT)
 - Fix numeric input (long-press JOG CENTER on the stimulus menu items to enter numeric input)
 - Fix bug when all traces are disabled
20200328
 - First production release

 

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