In order to see if I could get better readings on the antenna analyzer, I built this DDS buffer circuit from here.
First go of this I forgot the output cap, and when I hooked it up to my 50 ohm dummy load, I was getting 6 volts peak-to-peak. I blinked a few times, confused, then checked the transistors. HOT!
After the cap was added, it gave a more reasonable 3 volts p-p. Not the prettiest output in the world - the first harmonic was pretty strong - but amplified.
I tried hooking this up to my antenna analyzer circuit and measured the result on the dummy load.
Hard to really see what is going on here, but it is DDS->Amp->Analyzer->Dummy load. I'm still not seeing what I expect, though - the readings actually look worse. I guess it could be that strong harmonic, not sure.