Interesting.. I should try and hook up my mfj in place of my rig and see
what the match on my two tuner tuned wire antennas looks like.
----- Original Message -----
From: "jim feldman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 07 December, 2010 2:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] who's "right" (a tuner question)
> ok, a little more testing. I set up on 7.230. I tuned via the noise peak
> and then used low power to dial in. Both the TS-940 and the meter on the
> antenna tuner agreed the match was at or near 1:1. Next, I
> then disconnected the feed from the transceiver and substituted the
> I dialed the vfo on it to 7.23 (or as close as I could get it to stay) and
> the swr needle on the analyzer was by the infinity mark. I then plugged
> antenna feed line directly into the mfj and got a 2:1 b/w of 7.23 to 7.33
> that dipped to 1.7:1 in the middle.
> observed: MFJ-259 is ok connected directly to antenna, not ok when feeding
> the T match. I would have to say that local RF sources are not the cause
> the difference. I also verified that the swr as measured by the
> ts-940/tuner was the same at full power as it was at 7 or so watts. I'm
> not sure why the tuner and the analyzer don't get along. I am settled on
> the fact that the inline meters are likely correct.
> The MFJ-259 may be ok for some uses, but driving this T match and antenna
> isn't one of them.
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM, jim feldman <email@example.com> wrote:
>> It took me a little while to understand how a strong BCB station might do
>> this, but I assume it's because the MFJ "sees" the signal as reflected
>> power? I didn't (and don't) see that if I plug right into the antenna
>> line. Someone suggested dialing it in via the tuner/transmitter swr
>> and then checking the match via the MFJ289. I'll try that this evening
>> report back the results (little embarrassed I didn't think to try that).
>> I'm not saying that isn't the case but I've been successfully using the
>> analyzer for some months on vhf antenna projects with quite low matches,
>> I also periodically test the trapped vertical, and get back pretty good
>> matches on 10 15 and 20. Even 40 is pretty good. 75 is just very
>> but under 2:1
>> Thanks for everyone's help
>> jim w6jmf
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