Storm and more storm
Yes! tonight the rain and wind stopped
So again lowered the beam and found the cable gave high SWR on a dummy / power meter.
The SWR raised when tuning up to 29MHz something was wrong.
Now replaced and SWR is 1:1.5 28 to 1:1.1 29 on the Steppir
I could tune up the band with the Steppir what I couldn't do before in October in the high sunspots and JA XE W in the FM part > 29MHz.
Anyway I am a bit ready for the ARRL10 if the WX stays a bit quiet.
The total cable loss over 60m ( 30m 50Ohm 26m 75Ohm )
5W in 3.8W out -1.19dB 28MHz
I can live with that.
also 50 to 75 Ohm gives SWR 1:1.5 in worst case 1/4 wave I believe
Hard to prepare for the ARRL this way hope for some breaks Friday
I have another 4 ele beam or I could ad 2 extra directors as a DX reading glass for the Steppir..
But we have to wait for the storm to lay down ..