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Hopefully it's burned itself to resonance, SWR should be lower now!
Great find Neal.
Got bit once, felt like a bite on the palm of my hand....bit sore and red mark later on....irritated all evening....few hours later there was a series of red dots/holes with blisters forming under them and it flipping killed! Kept me awake all night and looked a right mess the next morning. Took weeks to completely heal!!!
30 odd years later I still have the scars and marks on my palm!
Moral of the story.....don't let a CB mate key and read the SWR whilst you're adjusting the antenna.....he might find it funny to key-up whilst you're adjusting it!
Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA Posts : 1242 Times Thanked : 39 Join date : 2019-11-19 QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+.
Subject: Re: A dual purpose antenna Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:38 pm
How does this one work. When i took my end-fed down i pushed the coax/pl259 up into the pole that my hf multiband vertical is on pole is only 3m long. This coax is not connected to anything at all. The other day i had been using the vertical for some hours on ft-8/ft-4. I went out of the shack and no idea why but i pulled the coax out of the bottom of the pole. Couldn't believe it the pl259 was hot not burning hot but quite warm. ???????????????????????????