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[TowerTalk] suspending a OCF Windom from a tower

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Subject: [TowerTalk] suspending a OCF Windom from a tower
From: "K5MLC \(Mike\)" <>
Reply-to: "K5MLC \(Mike\)" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:01:08 -0800 (PST)
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Good Afternoon,
I recently erected an 134' OCF 7 band Windom @ 40' on my 50' tower with each 
end ending about 10' off the ground. The Windom is being fed with LMR 400 
through a 4:1 balun. I am experiencing higher than expected SWR reading on all 
bands. The Windom is attached directly to a leg of the the tower. I am 
wondering if I need to mount the windom on a horizontal extension 3-4' out to 
move it away from the tower.  ie: Is the close proximity to the tower causing 
the higher than expected SWR?  The LMR 400 was feeding a beam with satisfactory 
SWR so it should not be the culprit. 
Thanks for your "input." 


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