[TowerTalk] TitanDX Experience anyone

AD5VJ Bob rtnmi at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jul 27 18:19:39 EDT 2008

 Got it working, it was my fault a bad connection at the transition wires from the tuning tubes.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of AD5VJ Bob
> Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 12:16 AM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] TitanDX Experience anyone
> I am wanting to eventually mount my TitanDX Vertical to the 
> top of my new tower, but there is a problem it would seem. 
> Hope someone has one and can help me.
> I just spent the better part of the day meticulously putting 
> back together my TitanDx Vertical that I had up at the other 
> QTH, after setting it up at about 10 feet for a quick check 
> before mounting the counter poise, guy wires, ect I 
> discovered that it is not tuning on any bands.
> I can hear, but barely, compared to my Butternut there is 
> about a 20 DB difference in signal strength. 
> Thinking perhaps the coax was shorted, I checked it shield to 
> center and it is open. I then checked with my trusty DVM on 
> continuity from shield to the lower portion of the main 
> tubing and it tests as shorted (from center open), from the 
> upper portion of the main tubing everything tests as an open.
> I double checked my construction against the manual and all 
> is well. All screws tight and in the correct place.
> Does anyone know how to check to see if the coax is open. 
> Since it has the 80 meter CAP at the top, I am not sure how 
> to check to make sure the center pin is good to the antenna.
> Any other ideas for checking would be greatly appreciated as 
> well, first time out troubleshooting this bear.
>    73 fer nw es gud DX,
> Bob AD5VJ
> http://www.ad5vj.com/
> Old Calls WB5ZQU, WY5L/KH3, KE5CTY, N5IET
> Luke 14:28-30    
>  28"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not 
> first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough 
> money to complete it? 29For if he lays the foundation and is 
> not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule 
> him, 30saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able 
> to finish.'
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