[Antennaware] Low RF Output on Butternuts Help???
OTAKEBI at aol.com
Mon Oct 17 17:21:31 EDT 2005
I have a Butternut HF6V-X ground mounted with 30 radials and a Butternut
Both show good SWR but when compared to my G5RV they show less RF output.
Going through the same connectors and equipment the Butternuts show about 15
watts less output on my Bird meter.
I am using a Corsair II with no ALC foldback in it.
If I switch rigs to OMNI V I get same low output.
I Also checked it out on an old Heathkit SB-401 with the same results.
Here is what I get on the Corsair II.
75 watts output flat SWR into the vertical with no tuner.
90 watts output flat SWR into G5RV going through an MFJ tuner.
70 watts output flat SWR into Butternut Beam with no tuner.
90 watts output flat SWR into G5RV going through MFJ tuner.
These readings taken at 28.375 and 14.300.
Now, if I use the tuner on the Butternuts and set at same SWR I get a little
more output, about 10 watts, at same settings.
Do any of you antenna Guru's have any information as to what is causing this.
I have checked all the contacts points on the Butternuts.
I have cleaned all connections.
I have checked all connectors outside and the coax for water.
I am going Butter NUTS at this point.
I have not signed on to the reflector yet so you can send reply direct to
_otakebi at aol.com_ (mailto:otakebi at aol.com) .
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