Latest software updates, Help files and User Guides
VNWA 3 Software Downloads
General Software updates for the VNWA 3 and the VNWA 3E are made available several times a year, and announced on the DG8SAQ VNWA Forum
VNWA Installer.exe This is the link to the current General VNWA Release for the VNWA 3, 3E & also the VNWA 2. The installer includes helpfile, drivers, and firmware for Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7 32 bits and 64 bits versions. To check whether the downloaded VNWA-installer.exe file is genuine and not corrupted, obtain and compare the MD5, SHA1 and SHA256 hash values with the values shown on this Link. The SHA1 hash can be obtained by executing the following command in a Windows shell on the downloaded file: certutil -hashfile VNWA-installer.exe SHA1. Please note that the VNWA-installer.exe has been submitted to 'Virus Total' and passed. You can submit the file yourself or download this report dated 21 June 2017.
VersionInfo.txt Provides Version info on the current General Release software above and also on VNWA beta (pre-release) software
VNWA 3-3E Firmware Upgrade Procedure Link to information on VNWA 3 3E firmware upgrade to V 5.22
VNWA Linux Installation This is the link to download the current VNWA Linux Package
Viewhlp Viewer Link
to download optional Viewer to display VNWA Helpfiles (required in
event the Microsoft Winhlp32 Viewer is not available in some recent
Microsoft Operating System installations). With thanks to Alan Rowe M0PUB who published Viewhlp under GPL - Link for downloading Viewhlp Sourcecode
Installation Manuals & Help Files
Windows 10, 8.1-8 and Win 7 /Vista VNWA 3 - 3E Installation Manual pdf 'Getting Started Manual' for Release 36.7.2 onward -
This is the same information as in the printed manual shipped with all new VNWAs after 15 February 2018.
VNWA Sound Devices error after Windows10 Upgrade Since October 2017 Microsoft has started to upgrade the Windows 10 Operating
Systems on Windows Computers Worldwide to new feature release 1703 Creative. A number of
VNWA users have found that one or both USB Codecs are no longer visible after
starting the VNWA Application and the VNWA fails to operate. The reported
error is “No VNWA sound devices detected". This error occurs because the Win10
upgrade disables the USB Codecs. Download this Bulletin which shows how to re-enable the USB Codec Sound devices after the upgrade
VNWA 36.7.x Upgrade Bulletin for VNWA Upgrade, configuration and Calibration and other Information.
VNWA_Help.pdf VNWA 670 page Help File Documentation in pdf format - English Language . Published May 2017 -
This is a pdf version of the VNWA helpfile which is accessable within the VNWA Application.
The following Application notes cover the two basic VNWA measurements - both are included from the VNWA Helpfile
1. VNWA One Port Measurements (TX Port only step by step example of antenna)
2. VNWA Two Port Measurements (TX and RX port step by step example of filter)
Windows 7 & XP VNWA 3 - 3E installation Manual pdf 'Getting Started Manual' v2.01 Issue, as supplied with VNWA 3 and 3E up to 30 September 2014.
VNWA2 Installation Manual pdf 'Getting Started Manual' for previous model VNWA for W7, XP & Vista.
Tutorials & Links
Video tutorials by Kurt Poulsen OZ7OU aimed at new VNWA users:
First time Installations VNWA software (duration 7min)
First time start VNWA Software (duration 12 mins)
First time VNWA Calibration (duration 16 mins)
Link to VNA Tutorials - by Fred Schneider PA4TIM: A Beginners' Guide in 8 Chapters. - thanks Fred!!
VNWA DG8SAQ Designer
Visit Tom Baier's Website for additional information on the DG8SAQ VNWA project.
Download Tom's VNWA article in Jan/Feb 2009 QEX published by the ARRL
Documentation in Other Languages
VNWA Dokumentation in Deutsche Sprache
Neu! VNWA3/3E "Getting Started Manual" für Windows 10, Windows 8.18 & Windows 7 für die Freigabe VNWA 36.7.x aufwärts und zeigt "VNWA ans Laufen bringen"
Vielen Dank an Manfred Zillmer
DG3OK für diese VNWA Informationen auf Deutsch zu übersetzen!
Fortgeschritten Buch "Messen mit dem Vektor-Netzwerkanalysator VNWA Band 2" von Gerfried Palme. Derzeit ist VNWA Band 2 nur in deutscher Sprache dieses deutschen Verkäufers erhältlich: FunkAmateur und Darc Verlag
Mit dank am Fred Schneider - (Dec 2012)
USB VIEW Und VNWA Infos (OZ7OU)
DG8SAQ VNWA V36.2.6 Manuale PDF en Italiano 2013 Molto Grazie a Fede IK2TYP per questa traduzione
Documentacion en Espanol
Muchos Gracias a Jose Antionio EA7BIA
information in the older translations may be out of date or superceded. If
in doubt consult the latest English language files