NanoVNA Saver is an excellent package that provides a host of useful featuers for owners of the NanoVNA V1 and V2. When looking around the Internet for Pi installation instructions, I found several conflicting and out-of-date posts, so decided to develop my own. I thought it might be helpful if I post my solution here.
NanoVNA Saver works well on the Raspberry Pi models 3, 4 and 400, but installation requires a few simple steps as shown here. These instructions assume you’re using the latest Raspberry Pi OS.
Open a terminal session (Ctl-Atl-T) and enter the following commands sequentially.
sudo apt install -y python3-pyqt5 python3-scipy
git clone https://github.com/NanoVNA-Saver/nanovna-saver
sudo chmod +x ~/nanovna-saver/nanovna-saver.py
You can now run NanoVNA Saver by entering:
To create a desktop link for NanoVNA Saver, use the following steps:
Create a new file called
NanoVNA-Saver.desktop, add the following content and save it in the desktop folder.
Comment=Runs NanoVNA Saver from the nanovna-saver folder