I just put up a 160 meter inverted L and the antenna is resonant after
tweaking about 1850. It shows a resonant SWR of almost 3 to 1, but on the
MFJ 259, is shows a resistance of around 40 ohms at the resonant point. I
have about 70 feet vertical and the rest horizontal. The only thing is
that up in the tree, it is about 6 feet from the 80 meter inverted V.
Would that make it so bad?
This antenna has LOTS of radials. I also have 3 40 meter verticals, and I
tied the 3 of the radials from the 160 inverted L to the hub each of the 40
meter radials, so there is probably 3/4 mile or more of radials.
I know that it is not good to have a perfect 1:1 SWR on a vertical if it is
playing right. With the 40 ohms of resistance, it seems as though it should
be 1:5:1 or so. I could live with that---but 3:1? What's happening. 73
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