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[Towertalk] C31XR & guy wire detuning

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Subject: [Towertalk] C31XR & guy wire detuning
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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 9:30:40 -0400
Rotating the beam does not always show much of a change. If all three guy wires 
are equally rf ugly, there may be no change at all. There are always at least 
two coupled no matter which way beam is turned.

Rotating tactic will show something where you can get right angles to it, like 
an inverted V supported by the tower causing problems.


Guy, K2AV

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> Date: 2002/07/25 Thu AM 08:12:47 EDT
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> Subject: Re: [Towertalk] C31XR & guy wire detuning
> In a message dated 7/23/02 12:50:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
> writes:
> > I want to break the 54' sections into two segments each. My question:
> >  
> >  What should the lengths of these two sections be to minimize their
> >  interaction with the C31XR?
>     There are 2 things at work - the antenna and the guy wires. First, you 
> need to see if  it's a guy problem by keying the radio into the antenna and 
> then turn it while you watch the swr. If the swr varies as it turns, then 
> it's guy wire interaction. If it doesn't change, you've got an antenna 
> problem. 
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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