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Re: [TowerTalk] Hardwired coax

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Hardwired coax
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 08:50:45 EDT
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In a message dated 4/30/2007 6:35:18 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Are you sure that the stepper motors are functioning?   

Yep. The antenna acts like an antenna and  functions normally. 
>  The only time that 
I've seen high SWR and yet the  antenna still functioned properly is when I 
had a hairpin match  break.  
    What hairpin match? SteppIRs have an internal  balun. 
>  I don't believe the MonstIR uses any type of 
match,  except for a 2:1 balun.  Could the balun be the cause?  I seriously  
doubt it's from your splice, if done properly.

    The only way to check a balun is to substitute  another one. In the case 
of the SteppIR, that's not possible. 
    I think what the problem is is water ingress to  the dangling damaged 
Steve     K7LXC

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