Tom Whiteside wrote:
> I had similar symptoms on one that I built - I had a 40M beam only 6 feet
> away and had thought that this was the problem - fortunately gained
> experience with a friends TH7 before mine went back up and his just behaved
> differently... Turned out that I had installed the beta match BACKWARDS on
> the antenna!!!!!! It is easy to do with the instructions and several hams
> missed it also helping check it!!!
> This is my first tribander and managed to work 150 countries with the beta
> match backwards!!!! Worth checking...
> Tom N5TW
Same experience here, it works lots of stuff, but SWR is not right.
I think you just won the "Help K7NV" Lottery!
This antenna belongs to someone else and was offered as a loaner till I
can get my own stuff up.
It was previously assembled and went together as such.
I just went out there and looked at it again and the matching system
appears to be backwards!
Now I feel really good about going thru the R&R ordeal again!
Thanks to everyone else for the informative replies!
73, Kurt, K7NV
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