On Monday 31 May 2004 14:48, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> When I test it against my G5RV, the G5RV is a little better on 20
> meters... The tribander is excelent on 15...
> I have good directivity, good nulls when I rotate it, but the SWR is
> high and again, the G5RV transmits and receives better.
> From what I understand, the antenna does not have 20m traps to fail
> or get clogged...
> I verified the element spacing and lentgths are correct, but the
> antenna is not good on 20m...
> Any Ideas?
Based on your description I would suspect loss of connectivity at the
outboard end of one of the 15m traps, probably on the driven element.
Is SWR OK on 15 and 10?
Bud Rogers <email@example.com> KD5SZ EM05vb
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