SWR check

With the radio all set up now in the new shack and connected to the antenna with a slightly shorter length of coax than before, and after being up in the air for two years now, I figured it was a good time to check the SWR performance across the bands to see how/if it changed.

SWR measurements across the bands
SWR measurements across the bands

Compared with two years ago, there haven’t been too many changes. SWR has gone up a little bit in general for all the bands, but not a whole lot. The biggest change seems to have happened on 80m, with the SWR around 3.8 MHz dipping down to a range that I think the radio’s tuner might be able to handle. The SWR on 15m has also gone above the range the radio’s tuner will handle, so that’s one band I seem to have lost.

Things still seem to be looking pretty good for the antenna so far. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a few more up this year.

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