Putting up a vertical antenna part 3 – The choke and first test

20161008_173239So this is the choke i built. Let’s see if it works against RF in the shack.

The XYL is not at home so i put the antenna up in a place where my cable reaches. It’s close to my house, but at least i can do my first run with the analyser.

Turns out i have a reasonable SWR on 40m and a close to perfect SWR on 12m. And this is without any radials. Here is the video of the first analysis (sorry for the bad focus, this is recorded on a phone with a huge scratch on the lens protection.

Worked European stations on 20, 40 and even 80m tonight.