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Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by woody747, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. woody747

    woody747 Member

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    I have been off the air for about 15 years now but due to requests put the solercon back in the air. not a real problem here but i am 35' + off the roof,
    and im holding a 1.2 to 1.4 swr. Not using a ground yet, but am getting alot of noise from 6 to 8 consistently and when using my echo mic i get squeeling and have to turn my mic gain down. everythings new except the antenna which is doing well right now. will grounding take care of these little probs and drop my swr too? been so long ago since i was into it. didnt have elements on the antenna back then either and held a 1.1 on all bands, setting nuts are all the way down.
    any suggestions will be greatful.



    thanks from the watchdog of northern Illinois
     

  2. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    From what you've described, you have things about as normal as they get. A safety ground wouldn't be a bad idea, but I doubt if there will be any significant changes in SWR, there's nothing wrong with it anyway.
    - 'Doc


    (You really don't want to know what I think would 'improve' that 'echo mic'.)
     
  3. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    I would [​IMG]
     
  4. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

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    Me too
     
  5. cougar9378

    cougar9378 Member

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    wouldnt be a bad idea at all.
     

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