[TowerTalk] RE 120' qso king
Jim in Waco WB5OXQ
wb5oxq_1 at grandecom.net
Thu Jan 23 11:59:00 EST 2014
OK I may try one. I will also buy the recommended line isolater to m ake sure no rf backs up into the shack.
I have a 80 meter dipole fed with 300 ohm ladder line into the tuner and it seems to work well on 80 but very hard
to tune and settings are not repeatable. I dont like tuning up on the air but there is no other way and if I turn the
amplifier on I have to retune again with a kilowatt going out on the air. I am hoping the qso king will be easier.
Now the support tower is 6 sections of 25g one being a top and the bottom 5'deep in concrete and the triband
beam is 2' above the top. Therefore should I mount the matching section as high as can be reached or should
there be a distance from the beam so neither is adversely affected? Also the builder says it does not need a ground
but he places a ground lug anyway and so I may run a separate ground wire to the ground system or just connect
to the tower? I have to hire someone to install this for me I cannot climb so I want to get it right the first time. WB5OXQ.
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