Oct 302014

The vertical antenna R8 from Cushcraft had some damage due to a storm last year. I repaired that and stored it vertical away. So with the upcoming Trommelinn dx perdition I reconnected the antenna, but found swr was bad. I removed the balun box cleaned all the contacts and reinstalled it. I also measured that the central pin of the adapter N connector made not good contact. I replaced that also and the antenna is working again. It is the first HF antenna for the new shack.