[450] Part Duex

David Garcia wb2rxf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 03:54:30 UTC 2016

Another thing I'm looking forward to see is, whenever I get on the new
brackets & masts up, as its gonna snow or rain again this weekend, is if
the 2 meter beam is skewing the pattern & making for the bizarre swr
curves. Time for a new meter here this ones from late 90s :-/
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On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 6:22 PM, John Foege <john.foege at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sure its not just the meter?
> On Jan 12, 2016 5:54 PM, "David Garcia" <wb2rxf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Got in touch with AES via email, about the vertical, which told me to
>> call comet, He said the pin should slide out and be easily accessible. So I
>> went to the roof in a rush to get this done before the snow squall came in,
>> and sure enough I took it down and tapped that bottom part a ledge as you
>> see where the antenna is leaning and it slid down and I connected the pin
>> and stud via the allen screws, laid out the new coax and dropped it down. I
>> have to say, It's hears surprisingly well, so much so I'm getting intermod
>> on 2 meters now its not horrendous but a nu-sense, and mount beacon is full
>> scale to 40 over, never heard it at all with a vertical, only when the beam
>> was vertically polarized. I'm seeing its give and take at the moment, the
>> swr has very sharp curves at specific frequencies move up one and its a 2.0
>> move down 15kc and its 1.2 and the other way around & towards the upper
>> part of the band on 2 its weird, if I put the meter for high power the swrs
>> are normal all around, if I have it set for checking 30 watts and under the
>> swr is jumping, so which is actual is questionable at the moment. Mt carmel
>> repeater is about 10 over and beacon is well you know, it use to be full
>> scale on the x30 until it went caterwampers. I'm not complaining though,
>> for the time being its receiving really well in many areas and 95% of the
>> repeaters I use to access are back and much stronger. Gotta see on the next
>> trip up about getting this swr issue resolved, its certainly a hell of a
>> lot better than it was, but still needs a little woyk. Thats the story
>> gents.
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