Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected
mlunday at nc.rr.com
Sun Jan 16 21:23:07 PST 2011
First, thanks to ALL on this list who responded. I received more than 20
replies with suggestions and guidance.
Second, I used my MFJ-259 to measure the SWR from the shack. I was shocked
at what I found. Instead of 2:1 or less from 160-40, I had 8:1 SWR. This
indicates a fundamental issue with the antenna.
Tomorrow, I will start by checking the coax and proceed to check the
continuity of the wire itself.
Again, I greatly appreciate all the help.
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