Topband: First attempt at beverage antenna, not working as expected

Mark Lunday mlunday at
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.

Mark Lunday
Top-band "newbie"

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