Dear Towertalkians . . .
A while back I asked for suggestions to help solve my problem of high swr
on 10-15-20m on my Explorer 14 mounted on a 52' Hy-gain crankup.
I received lots of great responses (I trried to respond individually . .
. I hope I didn't miss anybody). The most responses focused on a bad coax
connector or bad coax.
I turned out that the problem WAS precisely THAT! It was a bad piece of
coax from the low-pass filter to the rig. My thanks to Sherm Ringer
KB0LTQ who came over and found it.
Fifteen and 20m have an swr of <1.1. Forty meters has an swr of 1.0. Ten
meters is still high at 3 . . . and I'll probably have to tip the tower
and check the measurements of the elements. But even an swr of 3 (
though not acceptable) is better than 5.
So, towertalkians . . . thanks again for your help.
73 de Dave KB0ONF
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