80M dipole

                                                      80M dipole antenna

  Well, I finally got the 80M dipole antenna up yesterday afternoon, right before dark. i was extremely disappointed when I found out that after all that work, it had a extremely high SWR now, which renders it useless. Needless to say, now I get to lower the darn thing again, and figure out just why it is not working properly.

 The 80M dipole antenna came down about a month ago when we had some high winds blow through the neighborhood. I had not fixed it before, mainly because of time. Always busy doing something here.