Topband: GR-1606-B

Bill Lakatosh
Tue, 02 Apr 2002 08:17:16 -0500

     Hello Top Banders,

               This is my first post , so please bear with me. I'm a 
late comer to 160 meters but sure think I'm going to have lots of fun on 
this band. Sure wish I would have been on last night !

                 I'm trying to make sense of the inverted L I just put 
up. The vertical portion is 62ft and horizontal is 118 feet. When I had 
the horizontal wire slanting down to the back yard fence, about 6 ft. I 
measured R=53  X= +367 with my MFJ 259B, after raising the flat top to 
60ft I new measure the impedance at R=0  X=21 !  I think there is 
something wrong.

                 Since the results don't make any sense, I assume it the 
instrument I'm using. I found a GR-1606-B , they call it a Radio 
Frequency Bridge. Could anyone tell me if this would be a better 
instrument with which to measure the feed impedance.

                  Thanks in advance !

            73,  Bill   W4TJ