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Re: [TowerTalk] XM-240 Tuning Issues

To: 'Greg Clark' <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] XM-240 Tuning Issues
From: Doug Renwick <>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2008 21:57:53 -0600
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Is this a brand new CC antenna?

Something is wrong with the SWR ... you should see 1.4 or 1.5 at 7.062
MHz which is correct.

The reflector on the XM is NOT grounded to the boom.

The matching network you are referring to is probably the CC balun.  I
would replace it with an Array Solutions AS-25-1 2:1 balun.


"Those Island days are always on my mind,
Someday I'm going to leave it all behind."

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Greg Clark
Sent: April 5, 2008 7:20 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] XM-240 Tuning Issues

Just got a CC XM-240 together and on the tower.  I'm having some tuning
issues.  There are CW, MID and SSB settings on the elements and I split
the difference per some of the other posts that I have seen between CW
and MID.  At 80ft and using an MFJ-259B, the best I see is about 2.5 SWR
at 7.062Mhz.  I see no other dips.

Any tips?

Coils looked good with the exception of 1.  The outward facing opening
on one LCA was larger than the others and was too large for the element
tip.  I made an aluminum sleeve so that the tip would fit.  

I'll be bringing the antenna back down today or Sunday to go-over.  BTW,
I am using the CC supplied matching network.



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