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Beware of cheap underperforming clones

As of July 2021 all non-Plus/Plus4 hardware on the market are clones (we have stopped producing V2.2 versions since October 2020), many of which perform badly, and users have reported software/firmware incompatibility. If a clone is selling for much cheaper than the official store ($200) it will likely not meet specifications. See official stores to ensure you get a supported version.

NanoVNA V2 Hardware versions

This page lists all NanoVNA V2 (S-A-A-2) versions and firmware downloads.

Hardware versions / Firmware downloads

Measurement comparison between V2 versions

We have stopped selling non-Plus versions since October 2020. To avoid getting a bad clone, look for V2 Plus and Plus4 versions only. All V2_2/V2.2 still on the market are clones!

Image Name
CONFIG>VERSION
Firmware support Firmware download Features
V2 Plus4 V2.4
Latest version
Buy from official store
20201013 stable

20210726 experimental
Download (stable)

Download (experimental)
  • 4" display
  • 4x faster sweep (400 points/s)
  • Frequency range extended to 4GHz
  • 90dB dynamic range to 1GHz, 80dB to 3GHz
V2 Plus V2.3
Latest version
Buy from official store
20201013 stable

20210726 experimental
Download (stable)

Download (experimental)
  • 2.8" display
  • 2x faster sweep (200 points/s)
  • S11 and S21 noise improvements
V2.2
Deprecated /
No longer sold
20201013 Download
  • 2.8" display
  • The earliest NanoVNA V2 hardware version.
  • Obsolete. All V2_2 from 2021 on are clones which are not officially supported.

Unofficial hardware variants

For SYSJOINT's NanoVNA-F V2, see http://www.sysjoint.com/en/content/?144.html

For BH5HNU's 3GHz NanoVNA-F development, see https://groups.io/g/nanovna-f

The following are the unofficial (clone) hardware versions that are tested to be compatible with the NanoVNA V2 firmware.

While we used to allow producing and selling the V2.2 design without royalties, clones from vendors that participate in unfair competition practices such as dumping will not get support from us and are not listed on this page.

Because of disputes about anticompetitive behavior, we no longer permit Hugen/Zeenko from making and selling copies of the V2 PCB design and have issued a public statement in October 2020: https://groups.io/g/nanovna-users/message/17875
The designs have been under a non-commercial license since 2021, so anything still being produced are illegal clones and will have no support.


Image Name Firmware support Firmware download
3.2" "black and gold" 20201013 Download
3.2" HDMB "V2 Pro" 20201013 Download
"V2.74" from blackmagic 20201013 Download
2.8" V2 with metal case 20201013 Download

How to update firmware

  1. Switch off the NanoVNA V2 main unit.
  2. Hold down the JOG LEFT button (leftmost of the 3 pushbuttons) and switch on the NanoVNA.
  3. Once white screen appears, release JOG LEFT.
  4. Select the device in NanoVNA-QT
  5. You will be prompted to flash a firmware binary, which you can download from the table above.