How about adding some "spikes" (like a capacity hat) to the end of the
boom to add capacitive loading?
On 10/23/2010 6:04 PM, Stan Stockton wrote:
> Anyone by chance have an easier to accomplish idea other than one I
> remember being suggested to someone else with a similar problem -
> fishing a wire through a hole near the center of the boom and letting
> it hang out the end. I can watch the SWR on my 40 meter antenna go
> from 1.2/1 to 2.0/1 just by turning the rotatable 40m Yagi or the 20m
> Yagi which is about 175 feet away and 65 feet lower. Boom is 65 feet
> and elements are insulated.
> Lesson learned on boom lengths...
> I would prefer to fix it with the least amount of work. I can
> probably do the wire thing on one side but not the other due to an
> weight-balance obstruction. Hate to have about 15 feet of wire
> hanging out if the back of the boom.
> Thanks...Stan, K5GO
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