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Re: Topband: Inverted L SWR change

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Subject: Re: Topband: Inverted L SWR change
From: "Guy Olinger, K2AV" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:45:05 -0500
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From: "Gary Smith" <>
> The only thing I can conjure is somehow the wire separated and the
> intact insulation is making it look complete but instead of a full
> length of wire, it's a shorter length with a gap between. There are
> no sharp bends anywhere nor kinks for such an occurrence to happen so
> I really doubt that is the answer. I suspect the truth lies
> elsewhere.

If you were using flexweave (?), the break would most likely be at an end or 
a wear point, and the "aerial" nature of your antenna is not long for this 
world. Good time to bring it down for inspection before parts separate and 
you have to restring from the beginning.

Alternatively is there another feedline close which was changed from 
grounded to ungrounded, etc.  All vertical conductors within roughly 
quarter/half wavelength are in play, depending.

73, Guy.

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