On 12/8/2010 5:49 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 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 ...
Thanks for the offer Don, but I do have a spool of new wire or rather
what's left of it. <:-)). I just hate to see the old wire go to waste.
OTOH I'm one who doesn't even reuse PL259s. I'd be glad to help with
towers and antennas, but I'm not much good at tower work or lifting any
> 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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