On Jul 8, 2008, at 4:35 PM, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/7/2008 6:50:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> How about people who don't have antenna analyzers? Don't put up
>> I been putting antennas up for over 50 years and only had an
>> analyzer for
> last 2 years. For the first 25 years didn't even have a SWR bridge.
> Somehow they seemed to work. Had to tweak them a time or 2 to get
> them to
> work. Built beams, quads, phased verticals, etc. 73
> Ah, ignorance is bliss, isn't it?
> When I put up my first antenna almost 40 years ago, I had
> no idea
> what swr was. Did I work people? Sure. It was an 807 with a pi
> network so it
> didn't really care. Would I be more interested now? You bet. But
> I'm not as
> myopic on swr as some people are.
> SWR is THE default ham antenna parameter since it's the
> ONLY THING
> YOU CAN MEASURE!
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
> PS - I carry 2 MFJ analyzers with me now. Expectations are higher now.
And I bet you also carry a large quantity of batteries for them :^)
73, bob N7XY
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