> What is the accepted practice to adjust the SWR on a vertical prior to
> mounting it on the tower? I don't want to install the antenna, and then have
> to remove it for adjustment.
> I have a dual band vertical (2 meters-440 Mhz) that I intend to side mount on
> my tower, up about 40 feet on a 55 foot tower. I have the antenna on the
> ground, and currently the SWR is high on both bands.
Most simple method is to merely climb the tower for 20' feet or so,
tie a line there and then tie off the other end. Then use the line to
"hoist" the antenna into the air a few feet.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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