[AMRadio] new antenna and matchbox a bust.

k0occ at comcast.net k0occ at comcast.net
Mon Jan 29 13:50:12 EST 2007

Did you key /close or bypass the internal transmit/receive relay?

Ernie, k0occ 
Atlanta, GA

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Brett gazdzinski <brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com> 

> Today I put up about 50 feet each side, up about 35 feet, 
> fed with 40 feet of open wire line. 
> Coming into the house I used 2 RG214 runs, with the shields 
> tied together at the ends, into the Johnson antenna tuner. 
> A worse working thing I ever put up. 
> It seems to work real well on receive, but the lowest 
> swr I was able to get on 80 or 40 was 3 to 1 
> and even then it acted crazy. 
> I also tried connection both to the single wire 
> terminal on the tuner, no go there, worse then ever. 
> I put my dummy load on the balanced antenna terminals 
> and it would not tune to a low swr at all. 
> I wonder how things would work if I left the antenna 
> at 100 feet and feed it with coax, and used the 
> heathkit antenna tuner to tune to 80 and 40 meters? 
> Brett 
> N2DTS 
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