Sunday, May 17, 2009
Into the wild blue yonder...
... up where she belongs.
The extra wall bracket has been installed today, providing better security for the tower in the event of any unusually high forces (i.e. wind). The antenna has also been analysed for resonance/SWR on each band, in its installed location. The results are as follows:
All in all not too shabby. 40m, which was a little off when the antenna was tested 10' off the ground is now spot on where it was tuned according to the assembly instructions.
The only oddity is 10m. The 10m stub was installed per instructions and rechecked prior to raising the antenna. This has resonance at the absolute bottom of the band, and SWR creeps up over the band - still useable, but not quite where I think it should be.
With the antenna installed, I can turn more attention to configuring the radio.