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Subject: 160 Meters
From: (Lee Buller)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 16:39:37 -0500
Hello All....

I have a 60 foot Rohn tower, guyed at 35 and 55 feet with insulators, with a
old TA-33 on top.

I have 80 and 40 meter dipoles mounted at 45 feet.  

I have a gamma matching arm at 55 feet which is three feet long.  The gamma
wire is a hunk of RG58U.  I am using the outside shield to obtain a thicker
wire for more bandwidth.

The issues is...I cannot get the gamma match to come down to a reasonable
SWR below 3:1.  I have two ground rounds next to the pad clamped on the
tower.  They are about 8 feel apart.

Can someone enlighten me as to why I cannot get the SWR down.  Iv'e done
this before wit ha 50 foot tower and a TH7.  Not enought top loading?

Also, picket up an MFJ analyzer and Dayton.  I think someone burned out the
front end on it.  Anyone can fix it?

Lee Buller

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