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Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

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Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Post by RodinKy » Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:09 AM

Here's the stats on swr on my Jo Gunn. Nothing but the swr meter in between the radio and antenna. Using a DX 2517, Low Power setting was 3 watts and High Power setting was 20 Watts.

Channel 1/ LP 1.5 HP 1.9

Channel 40/ LP 1.9 HP 2.4

Going to try adjusting the gamma match first and I'm also going to extend the mounting pole so the beam is clear of the tower and rotor. If anyone can think of anything else I should do while the antenna is on the ground please let me know. Thanks.


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Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 18 May 2017, 5:41 AM

How did it go?

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RodinKy
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Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Post by RodinKy » Sunday, 21 May 2017, 7:08 AM

Didn't go well, broke an element going back up, ordered a Maco Comet got it together and my assistants let it get hung on a limb and bent an element on the reflector element and now the SWR is crazy on channels above 30. Regrouping with some new plans for the entire setup. Maybe I'll get it right one of these days.

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Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 21 May 2017, 8:57 AM

I understand the problems with lowering and raising an antenna, everyone helping needs all their ducks in a row. Maybe next time you might want to rent a lift if you have a rental shop close, locally they go for around $200 a day (the type that tows behind your vehicle) and it will get you up 45ft. While your at it get rid of those branches that are a problem too.

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