Wed, 11 Nov 1998 17:28:49 -0800
GALE STEWARD wrote:
> Real good VSWR (flat) could be caused by a lossy feedline. Wonder how
> old ur coax is as it might have become a casualty of the elements. U
> might want to consider installing a new run of new coax (maybe even a
> temporary hookup) and see what happens.
> GL & 73, Stew K3ND
I had the same problem here. This fall, I started checking
things out, and found the 20 meter monobander had a SWR of less
than 1.5 to 1 over the entire band. Made me smile till I
remembered it never did that before.
I checked the feed line and there was a split where it had been
rubbing against the tower. I peeled back some of the insulation
on the outside of the cable,and it was all black and cruddy. I
replaced the feedline, and now the SWR is back to normal again.
Sure was nice to have that flat response for a while :-). Funny
thing was, it still seemed to work OK. 73
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