I'm trying to cut some 40m 1/2 wavelength lines of 300 ohm ladder line using
my MFJ 259B, and I noticed an odd problem. When adjusting the frequency
(the line was shorted at the far end), the reading was always X=0. The R
value did change by expected amounts.
I tested this on my tribander, and noticed similar results. While I did get
X > 0 for some frequency ranges, never did I get X > 25 from 1.0 - 30.0 Mhz.
I have had the analyzer for several years and it has worked fine.
Surely something is wrong. Ideas on what the problem might be?
I, and my soon-to-be 40m wire yagi and 160m inverted-L, thank you in
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