I have had a similar problem with my Orion and an old HF6-V with power out
of about 70 watts according to an external Daiwa power meter. The same
thing does not happen with my FT-1000-MP. The problem seems to be that the
SWR will not come down enough on 10 for full output on the Orion but the MP
can match it. The problem with the HF6-V may be that I had to replace the
top section of tubing with another longer piece of tubing and it does not
tune as well on 10 meters. I have concluded that the Orion antenna tuner
just did not have enough range on 10 meters. When I put the amplifier on
line, the problem goes away. The good news (and the bad news) is that there
is now seldom anything on 10 worth chasing anyway.
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Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 7:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec and Butternut HF6V Problem And Question
Where and how are you measurung power?
I used a V with a HF6V for many years always read full power.
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Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 15:10
Subject: [TenTec] Ten Tec and Butternut HF6V Problem And Question
> I have a Butternut HF6V ground mounted vertical and on 10 meters and
> 14 meters I get low output from both my Corsair II and OMNI V. On 10
> meters my output on the Corsair II is about 60 watts. The antenna
> shows a flat SWR If I place the tuner in line I get an increase of
> about 15 watts after I adjust it for the same SWR.
> I notice that I get low output on my Butternut Butterfly Beam.
> About the same as on the vertical on 10 and 20.
> However, when I switch to my G5RV I get full output from both rigs on 10
> I get about 95 watts out with a flat SWR going through the tuner.
> Anyone on the list had this problem come up with the Butternuts and
> I don't see what could be cutting back the power especially on the
> corsair II which does not have foldback protection. Thanks,
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