All the amateur gear I've used was always fairly close to my external meters. Cb and exports I gave seen some dissimilarities... especially if they had been "peaked and tweaked"
think I read somewhere that the SWR will be different depending on where in the line you measure. Maybe that was for people who tune with different lengths of coax? So probably doesn't apply to a properly tuned system.
I think I read somewhere that the SWR will be different depending on where in the line you measure. Maybe that was for people who tune with different lengths of coax? So probably doesn't apply to a properly tuned system.
I'm running a president Richard doing around 45 watts the swr is saying on the radio 1.6 to 1.7 but on my analyzer it's saying the swr is 1.0 what should I believe?
Amen Nomadradio, all of the above.
I recently bought a version 1 Stryker 955HP for a base radio setup and a new A99. I was banking on not needing to tune the A99 based on the words from Solarcon regarding changes in length and shipping and a guarantee to still work CB .
So, I did not try and tune the antenna, even though I found it to be 13" shorter than the older (say original type) A99's I've had over time.
The radio meter shows 1.5 SWR over most of the CB band, and about 75-80 watts peak modulated on sideband. I thought, "...could I be so lucky."
Later I got a new analyzer and the match and the power show what I report above, but the values of R,X,Z are no where near good. True enough, I have the antenna setup in a bad location, height at only 10' feet to the base of the antenna and close to the roof of my home. That was all done in a rush and for shear convenience.
I physically* can't do the work anymore, and the help was inexperienced with antennas. I also can't I say the analyzer is right or even close. IMO, this short A99 results are NOT good for a 2-way radio system in 11 meters and probably in 10 metters too. This looks like a compromise to the almighty SWR results.
From what I can tell, the A99 is resonant with settings as done by the factory. The analyzer shows the resonance is close to 27.5 MHz, also showing about 1.5 SWR just like it does in the CB band.
Resistance and reactance at 27 MHz are a mess.
Due to my *limitations, I will be ordering a no-tune-necessary Gain Master, and I sure hope Sirio has not changed the GM since the first one I bought...soon after that antenna was introduced some years ago.