You first comment "worked Perfectly" how did you determine this. My dummy load works perfectly as a dummy load. It also has a very low SWR. SWR is not an indication of a antenna performance. Also I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect antenna.
By perfectly I had a 1:1 SWR a 3 to 5 db gain over the parallel dipole connected to the same radio and tuner and no rf in the shack.
So why did I raise the antenna? the antenna was located between two houses below the roof line, By raising the antenna and adding a rotor I was hoping to improve performance and usability
Tuner, why would you even have a tuner inline with such low SWR readings??
I have multiple antennas which require a tuner.
Sounds like you have a (conductive?) mast (to which the coax is attached) sticking up between the driven element and reflector of your antenna.
The mast between the driven element and the reflector is PVC. The support below that point is metal, just like before. the coax runs from the connection horizontally to the plastic mast then down, I will try relocating the coax to see how that affects the rf in the shack
Thanks for all the input