[amsat-bb] EB-144 High SWR going crazy

Glenn Little WB4UIV glennmaillist at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 13 05:24:12 UTC 2015

What is the SWR with a dummy load in place of the antenna??


At 11:49 PM 7/12/2015, Lee Maisel wrote:
>I have an M2 EB-144 eggbeater, and am going crazy trying to figure 
>out why I get high SWR and it is not working.
>I replaced all cable with LMR-400 (about a 50' run) and new solder 
>on N connectors, and tested them, but no matter what I get horrible high SWR.
>I redid the ends, I took the whole antenna down, took it apart, 
>checked and redid all connections, hooked it up to the radio in the 
>shack, NO high SWR..   Took it back up installed on the roof, and 
>same old horrible high SWR.
>Any clue what the problem could be?
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Glenn Little                ARRL Technical Specialist   QCWA  LM 28417
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