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[TowerTalk] KT34A problem found I think

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Subject: [TowerTalk] KT34A problem found I think
From: Gary Slagel <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 17:26:58 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks to all and especially Gene/k5gs and Don/n8de for your thoughts.  Crawled 
up there again this afternoon... pulled the balun out of the circuit and did 
some continuity checks and all looked well... then attached the antenna 
analyzer directly to the feed to see if it would 'act like an antenna' and sure 
enough I saw resonance at the appropriate spots... not like it would have been 
with a good 4:1 balun but good enuff to see that it worked.  So... pulled the 
balun off the beam and brought it inside... rigged a little dipole to test 
again and same results... also, the balun had a rattle to it so I'm guessing 
something got jarred loose on the trip up to the top of the tower.
Just spent the $129 ordering another and will report back when its on the boom 
and all is well.
73/Thanks again!

Gary Slagel/N0SXX
Hot Springs, SD


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