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solarcom A99 vswr

Rwb

tell the devil im gettin there as fast as i can,r
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my first a 99 was great,low vswr on 10 and 11 meters.
lightning killed it.
new a 99 never would set right for any band. i trimmed top mast to little change.
yesterday i dropped it n removed top mast abd screwed a broken 102 whip in. turned the rings to the middle. on 40 i got 1.1 to 1. from 40 down it wouldnt move the needle on meter. go up above 40 and vswr rises fast.
got some good dx on 38lsb then below 1 am too.
it will stay set like that. when my new sirio gets here im tuning it for 10 meters and will use a coax switch.
the broken 102 whip is about 74" long tad longer than a 99 manual states for where im operating.
every man made item dont always follow protocall
 

HomerBB

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my first a 99 was great,low vswr on 10 and 11 meters.
lightning killed it.
new a 99 never would set right for any band. i trimmed top mast to little change.
yesterday i dropped it n removed top mast abd screwed a broken 102 whip in. turned the rings to the middle. on 40 i got 1.1 to 1. from 40 down it wouldnt move the needle on meter. go up above 40 and vswr rises fast.
got some good dx on 38lsb then below 1 am too.
it will stay set like that. when my new sirio gets here im tuning it for 10 meters and will use a coax switch.
the broken 102 whip is about 74" long tad longer than a 99 manual states for where im operating.
every man made item dont always follow protocall
The likely reason it goes up rapidly above channel 40 is the SS section you put on it is "a tad longer than a 99 manual states".
 
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Rwb

tell the devil im gettin there as fast as i can,r
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The likely reason it goes up rapidly above channel 40 is the SS section you put on it is "a tad longer than a 99 manual states".
prolly right homer. but its fine there,im putting my sirio 2008 up set for 10 meter band with coax switch.
as i think about it id say the broken whip was about 72-76" long
 
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