Astatic Vs Uniden

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by CalD, May 27, 2022.

  1. CalD

    CalD Bobtail Member

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    I have a new Uniden Bearcat 980SSB. It is in my basement. I am running it out to K-40 Mag mount antenna that sits outside my basement window. I placed it on two over lapping large round cookie sheets for its steel base. These round steel sheet sit directly on the ground.

    The reading on my internal bear cat SWR are as follows
    Ch 1: 2.1
    Ch 20. 1.2
    Ch 40: 1.00

    However, on may Astatic PDC1 external SWR meter, my readings are:
    Ch 1: 2.2
    Ch 20. 1.8
    Ch 40: 1.5

    I'm not sure why there is a slight difference. Are these readings okay, given the set up I've described?

    Thank-you
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    Your external meter is more accurate and anything under 2:1 is acceptable, especially in the configuration you have it.
     
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