> > Is there something I am doing incorrectly?
> If you are measuring cable loss, there must NOT be anything connected to the
> far end of the cable. If there is any element connected anywhere on the
> cable that absorbs power (like a dummy load or an antenna), the results will
> be way off. The more the attached element absorbs power (i.e., the better
> its impedance match), the greater the error. Hence your observation:
> > When attached to an antenna,
> > the farther from resonance, the lower the claimed dB.
> The analyzer can't tell the difference between power loss in the cable or
> power radiating out from the antenna. It would have to be connected to both
> ends simultaneously to do that.
Thank you Andy & Terry for the apparent answer. That really helps a
lot. If I read that in the instructions, it sure didn't stick. I
would have thought that when I talked to the tech there that he would
have known that issue.
I appreciate everyone that replied on & off list for their time &
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