and also the antenna directly into the 6300.
Going through the 989D Bypass mode , the tuner reads 1.3 on 20m and around the same readings on the other bands. However, the Flex swr meter is showing "pagged " status.
So I bypassed the tuner and put the antenna directly into ant 1 of the 6300, again the swr meter reads pegged. I put the 259 analyzer on the antenna and the swr is in the same vicinity as the tuner in the bypass mode.
I would like to believe the tuner but also dont want to burn up the 6300 with the high swr.. The fan has NOT cut on.
Thanks and 73
Doing more testing, the 6300 into the dummy load shows an swr of approx 1.3
The antenna is a fan dipole from EAntennas in Spain covering the legacy bands 80-10.
Tonight I changed out all the cables and this is what is coming up and it's weird.
On 80,20,15, 10 The Flex reads pegged swr , no matter if the tuner is in the bypass mode or if the antenna is plugged directly into the Flex (Ant1) and yes double checked antenna selections.
But then the fun starts.
ON 40 (7010(, the tuner AND the flex agree on the swr (1.3). It does NOT matter if it is going through the tuner in bypass mode or directly into the 6300. 1.3 is there.
Now I can put the tuner in the tune mode and try to tune the antennas which are supposed to be 1:1 no tuner needed. I've been around tuners long enough to realize that if it takes a lot of knob tweaking to tune and still not get it down right, something is wrong.
At this time, I dont know, I just dont know.
I appreciate all help I've been given. Thank you.
back to work. 73
Oh yes, one last point, the flex is showing zero swr when plugged into the dummy load.
Since this is a brand-new antenna, have you tried reconnecting your old antenna and seeing how it works? If the old antenna still behaves normally there must be a problem with the new antenna/balun (common mode RF maybe, since your MFJ259 reads low SWR on all bands?), or its feedline/connectors. Also, since you say SWR on 40M suddenly dropped to normal after switching cables I'd still be suspicious of the cables/connectors.
You said the MFJ259 agrees with the tuner meter. When you connected the antenna analyzer, did you connect it where the radio would connect keeping all the cables the same?
By any chance do you have another radio to switch with the 6300 for testing?
I got up early to beat the heat. Raised the far end of the antenna to approx 20ft in the air(before 8-10 up).
No joy. Oh yes, I had my analyzer with me outside. Dropped the antenna and replaced the coax with a short piece 50ft of new rg8x. 80/40 are on the top wire with a coil in line(80). To adjust those bands would literally disassemble the antenna . Started on 20, spend considerable time, adding/subtracting, retuning all to no avail.
Moved to 15/10 also with no joy.
I was unable to get the antenna to resonant on any of the 3 bands. Analyzer problem, very possible. Called for backup but holiday weekend, not available.
Speaking of holiday, I wish you all a "Happy Holiday" and with that I am going to shut this thread down and enjoy what's left of the weekend. Thanks again everyone for your help. Take care.