[amsat-bb] Antenna SWR question

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Fri Jun 14 00:46:28 UTC 2019

Thank you to the folks who have helped me with this. My gear is working
fine so I guess I need to concentrate on my technique. 

(That's never a bad idea anyway.) 

Steve AI9IN

On 2019-06-13 2:47 pm, AI9IN via AMSAT-BB 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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