Sure add more feed line to any poor antenna and it will "look better at the
other end". But that doesn't mean the antenna is working properly.
The proper place to measure is at the antenna.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:towertalk-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of K7LXC@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:38 AM
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New Cushcraft XM240 Trouble
> In a message dated 4/12/2006 8:44:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Your analyzer could also be lying to you.
> After working on over 200 ham tower/antenna installations, the only
> thing that matters to me is how the antenna looks in the shack at the end
> of the
> feedline. That's my bottom line. Sometimes an antenna looks a little
> when measured up on the tower but looks FB in the shack ( e.g. C31XR).
> Steve K7LXC
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