Have you checked to make certain there is no low impedance path from
the element to the boom? There should be infinite resistance, as they
are insulated from each other.
Any possibility something is 'too tight' and there is a short?
> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
> I'm installing a 2L F12 80M beam. I'm not sure of the exact nomenclature
> - it was a semi-custom order - but it uses the element coils close to the
> I can't find a resonance anywhere (following the manual instructions). I
> went directly to the feedpoint and skipped the balun, relays, etc. and I've
> still got infinite SWR everywhere. Usually that's an indication of
> a feedline
> problem but I've got my MFJ hooked directly to the feedpoint and still no
> dip anywhere. Not even a little one.
> The elements have continuity and it's a pretty simple element; just an
> insulated center feed piece, a coil and the rest of the element, so
> I'm pretty
> flummoxed why I can't see a dip. I've changed the coil length with still
> nothing. What am I missing here?!?
> ANY help appreciate.
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
> Cell: 206-890-4188
> PS - Tom, N6BT, has been sort of helpful and there aren't any nearby AM
> stations to cause problems with the MFJ.
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