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Repair to 2m co-linear antenna

A job undertaken at the end of 2010, was the stripping, repair & re-assembly of the 2metre co-linear.

The VSWR had been very poor (ie >8:1), once stripped, it was clear that the loading inductor o/cct.

Rewinding a new inductor was no problem but it was quite diffucult to ensure a water-tight and rugged structure could be achieved.

The end result was very satisfying, with repeaters appearing on every channel.

The damaged loading coil - the winding had become o/cct about half way along its length.
Finally the aerial was reassembled - and found to work well!
The loading 'coil' was rewound and sealed.
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