[amsat-bb] Antenna SWR question

Mark D. Johns mjohns+K0JM at luther.edu
Thu Jun 13 19:14:31 UTC 2019

Very acceptable readings when feedlines are so short.

On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 13:47 AI9IN via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

> I've been having trouble getting into the FM satellites lately. It's the
> same rig I've been using for a couple of years and I have not had
> problems before. I bought a digital meter to measure power out from the
> handhelds and to measure SWR on the antennas. According to the meter I'm
> getting 4.9 W out of the handhelds, which is expected. For SWR I've got
> values of 1.7 at 70 cm and 2.0 at 2 m. The antenna is an Arrow.
> Are those acceptable SWR values? Should I try to get them lower? Can you
> even adjust the tuning on an Arrow antenna?
> Steve AI9IN
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