Yes, the Homing/Calibration procedure highly recommended but you did not
are there any other antennas near the steppir, metal roof sheds etc etc ?
Assuming U still have same problem after you do Homing/Calibration procedure
If you fully retract all but the driven element, see what length works for
20 mtr band
That should give you a clue as to what may be going on....length should be
what a 20 mtr wire horizontal dipole would use.
73, Dennis N6KI
MonstIr SteppIR with NO SWR anomalies
On Feb 10, 2008 6:19 AM, Larry Comden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a 2 ele SteppIP up 50'. The default element lengths require very
> little adjustment on 17, 15, 12 and 10M. But on 20 and 6M they seem to be
> way off indicated by unacceptable SWR of over 3 to 1. Example: the driven
> element for had to lengthened about 12 inches from the default or more than
> 10% to get acceptable SWR in the recent ARRL VHF test. The director was then
> set 5% shorter than the new DE length.
> On 20 I've always had to use a tuner to get acceptable SWR
> Do not have any gain or F/B values to report.
> Has anyone else seen this? Suggestions welcome.
> Larry K3VX
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