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Re: [TowerTalk] Flaky dipole

To: Timothy Holmes <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Flaky dipole
From: Jeff Draughn <>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:11:39 -0500
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I had a similar problem on the same setup. Turned out to be moisture in the

Jeff, N0OST

On Monday, August 1, 2016, Timothy Holmes <> wrote:

> Hi folks. Sending this to multiple groups to gain expertise.
> My primary dipole is acting strange.  Its 135 feet of wire up 40 feet.  Fed
> with ladderline. As I am transmitting I noticevthe swr going from low to
> high suddenly for a few seconds and then back.  Initially I thought it was
> my auto tuner showing damage, butvI put an MFJ manual tuner in place and I
> can clearly see it happening on the meter.  I dont think it is wind moving
> the wire, as it was calm when it was happening.  The feed goes from the
> rig, through the antenna switch to the tuner, then out the window via a
> bulkhead connector and to the 4:1 balun via a 2 foot coax, and then to the
> ladderline.
> Any ideas on where to look for issues, and or testing methods?
> Thanks
> --
> Tim Holmes - W8TAH
> Sent from my LG Stylo
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