First thoughts, with and SWR of less than 2.5:1, I wouldn't worry about it.
With the SWR being 2.5:1 you should have about 100 watts or so forward and
about 17 watts reflected. At HF with reasonable coax this is nothing to
worry about. Admittingly, I wouldn't want it to be any higher. But to this
end, the Tentec PA design won't have any problems in handling the mismatch.
This is one thing that I like about Tentec radios PA circuits.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Rippey" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 1:27 PM
Subject: [TenTec] OMNI VI & CW-80
> I'm using an OMNI VI (Opt. 3) tied directly (no Transmatch) to a
> Carolina Windom CW-80. The built-in meter shows an SWR of 2.0:1 or less on
> 80-10 meters except 2 1/2:1 on 30 meters. This seems extraordinary to me
> and I'm wondering if: (1) I need to use an outboard S-meter to get a true
> reading or (2) the CW-80 and OMNI VI go very well together. Also, I'm
> talking CW sub-bands only.
> Any comments?
> John, W3ULS
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