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Author Topic: SWR problem  (Read 984 times)
KE5NJW
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2008, 09:07:58 AM »

I'm sorry I have not Got back sooner, Need to work :-) When I hooked up the meter TX to ANT and ANT to TX, the same thing happened! I bought the meter (Diamond SX-200) brand new from AES in Las Vegas, Nv. I guese I need to get an MJF. On the other hand I do not have a ground on the ANT except for the mount. I will try to do that first chance I get.

I thank you all for your help.
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2008, 10:47:26 AM »

Even before the antanna analyzer, you should get (or at least borrow) a dummy load.  That can be used to verify proper operation of the radio, the SWR meter, AND (indirectly) the antenna.
    The dummy load should let your radio put out maximum power, with a SWR of (almost) 1.00:1, and will let you determine whether or not the SWR bridge is correctly connected, can actually be calibrated toi full scale in the forward direction, and otherwise operating correctly.  If all that IS true, then the antenna can be adjusted if necessary.
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KE5NJW
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2008, 11:21:35 AM »

Would a MFJ-260cn be what i'm looking for a dummy load? or what would you suggest?

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