In a message dated 97-06-05 18:58:24 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Fisher -
> I used unbroken guys on the bottom set of my 15M stack. The SWR on the
> lower antenna was different (higher) than on the upper antenna. When I
> switched this guy out for phyllistran last fall the lower antenna exactly
> tracked the top one's SWR curve. You can't convince me that unbroken
> guys are a good thing. But you can't convince me that broken guys are
> either. The only thing I trust for non-interaction is Phyllistran. I've
> heard stories about broken guys affecting antennas adversely also. From
> guys that knew what they were doing.
My anecdotal experience is the same. I've had performance problems with
antennas looking through insulated steel guys and wonderful performance from
a stack looking into Phillystran.
Many letters and articles over the years have been written about SWR
problems with steel guys (watching the SWR change as you rotate a keyed
antenna through a 360 degree rotation). There's got to be something to it.
73, Steve K7LXC
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