|Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
Originally Posted By RedHotChiliPepper:
Just make sure to check there's no continuity between the center conductor and braid several times throughout the process.
note: this approach is not going to work (i.e., give a false positive) at least half the time.
try it with a J-pole.
try it with a collinear (stacked hairpin-fed 1/2wave elements).
try it with a Yagi with a gamma match.
try it with a Firestik NGP (no ground plane) antenna.
all of these antenna types, and many others, exhibit a short between center conductor and braid at DC.
Shhhhhh Jedi. You're giving away all our ham radio secrets to the CBers.