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ground problem ?

Post by nordhavn » 21 Jul 2017, 17:54

I've got a yaesu 897 with about 30m of wire ran through a 9:1 balun . Swr is great on 20m and a couple of other bands (don't need a tuner) I decided to earth the radio and the balun but the swr went sky high , so high the fc30 wouldn't tune it .... is there any reason for this ?
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Re: ground problem ?

Post by ch25 » 21 Jul 2017, 18:41

Garbage antenna, so the results.
You can't have too many antennas...

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Re: ground problem ?

Post by Tigersaw » 21 Jul 2017, 20:14

Earth to what? Best to unearth the radio, run a counterpoise from the 9:1 cold side.
And its not a bad antenna, I've worked good 80m with the same

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Re: ground problem ?

Post by nordhavn » 23 Jul 2017, 09:12

Tigersaw wrote:Earth to what? Best to unearth the radio, run a counterpoise from the 9:1 cold side.
And its not a bad antenna, I've worked good 80m with the same
I did just that , all good now thanks .

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