How much wire do you need to replace that old dipole?
I've got reels of good stuff down here.
You get the wire .. I get help with my towers/yagis ...
Quoting "Roger (K8RI)" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net>:
> I've been getting ready to put up a fan dipole for 75, but had wanted to
> record the characteristics of the single wire dipole that's up there
> now. Thing is, for the last two nights 75 has been great for DX so I
> ended up on the air instead of measuring. I did note the settings on
> the AT5K tuner had changed a bit. (not a lot) and I started seeing some
> reflected power.
> In the middle of a QSO last night the amp suddenly kicked out for high
> SWR. Then I noted that in bypass the SWR meter on the 756 Pro was almost
> banging on the peg and the watt meter was only showing 5 to 10 watts
> forward. That left a lot of possibilities but the 40 and 75 meter
> slopers are on the same remote antenna switch. For the moment 40
> appears fine with normal settings on the tuner. So that should mean
> every thing out to the remote switch is fine. It could be a relay, but
> I suspect the old balun is toast. That was the primary reason for the
> new antenna anyway. I didn't trust that old balun and I have already
> wound new ones for the 75 meter sloper and the 160 half sloper.
> Too bad the old antenna wire is oxidized and so difficult to solder to.
> Guess I could stick the ends in some Muriatic Acid. I might have a
> couple of gallons of it around here...some where.
> Roger (K8RI)
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