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Subject: [TowerTalk] question for loop users
From: "Jerry Connelly" <>
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 07:47:58 -0500
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Hello all
Thanks for the good replies.  I finally have most of the questions answered.
I tried adding about 5 feet of feedline (ladder line) and the swr went up on all
bands.  So I started trimming a little at a time. Long story short,  on 40, 20, 
and 12m,  the swr is well below 2.0 to 1 without a tuner.  On 15 and 10m, its 
around 2.5 to 1 without a tuner.  BUT 80m was at or above 3.0 to 1 with
nearly 500 ohms resistance.  The ladder line measured out at a half wave and was
repeating the impedence at the shack end (which was 55 ohms).  I removed the 4 
to 1 remote
balun and put a 1 to 1 current balun and 80m went to 1.1 to 1 at 3.625 mhz 
a tuner.  Amazing.

I just need to get the balanced tuner built and I'm im in buisness.
Thanks all for the help


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