Perhaps it's the rain doing this to me?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6CND, Dec 6, 2018.

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  1. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    With everything as "good" as it looks, when I, ID on voice, I see the forward power shows peaks of 30-40 watts. I don't like that:mad: I've done better than that...
     
  2. W6UV

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    Maybe your coax is wet internally and all the reflected power is getting dissipated in the line.
     
  3. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    Worth looking into. Got plenty of coax
     
  4. KD4IEM

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    Are you saying your SWR on the RigExpert is 1:1.14 (one to 0ne . one four) ? If it is I wouldn't worry about it. o_O
     
  5. KM6CND

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    The display showed

    1.14

    I call that good. I am a bit short on power out as I wait FOREVER for a replacement part from MFJ for my amp.:mad:
     
  6. KD4IEM

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    I would call 1 : 1.14 a near perfect match. No perceivable difference in signal strength.

    I would bet that if you took all that chain of equipment out of line (both MFJ's, the Daiwa, and the switch) and directly connected your antenna coax to the RigExpert, you will see something a little different than what your reading.
     
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  7. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Are you making any contacts with other stations?
     
  8. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll give you a report. If your suggestion helps me, it will help others.
     
  9. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    And the analyzer connected directly to the antenna give me:

    1.20 SWR

    Not bad for a random wire :p
     
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  10. K1LKP

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