Table 2 shows SWR
of the Beverage antenna with burned load measured by MFJ- 259B. MFJ- 259B does not indicates the character
of the reactance (capacitance or inductive) so I used sign @ at
As you could see from the tables the Beverage antenna
with burned load (anyway, it is already not a Beverage antenna
it is low profile wire antenna) became problematic to match with
the transceiver at several bands, 160- meter was included.
It was obviously at the reception. I heard lots electrical
noise, useful signal fall down especially it was at 160, 80 and
40- meter bands. Anyway I attempted to restore my antenna back
to Air. Simplest way was to use an ATU. I have MFJ VERSA TUNER
II. In minutes the ATU was switched between transceiver and antenna
cable. But nobody answered me. Electrical cracks and electrical
noise was so much hindered to the reception. I had matched only
antenna cable to my transceiver not the antenna wire with cable.
ATU could not help me in the situation.
MFJ VERSA TUNER II at my Station
So I need to restore the antenna in right way. Right
way was to install a new termination resistor. However I had not
a new one good non- inductive termination resistor. I had only
a termination resistor made of from 10 wire- wound resistors on
4k7 connected to bridge. The load had 450- Ohm at DC.
Termination Load on the Base of the Wire
Wire Wound Resistor