James, You statement in your original post, "the rig sees 1.5 to 1.6 on a band that the analyzer says should be around 1.3:1 on a given frequency" is not really a significant indicator of a problem. Many of us I believe had the same thought. Good chance that your cable with a cold solder joint would only have shown up under normal operating as a SWR reading with the 'jitters'. In general we knew more about what you did than what the problem was. Glad you fixed the problem. Yes, the internet can be a bit harsh.