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Way to go on your signal test. I trust tuning will help. One word of advice…you mentioned getting a cheap meter. Get a digital meter and if possible make sure the input impedance is 10 Megaohms. Some of the cheapies are 1 Mohm impedance. They will work, but the numbers you get will not agree with the SSTRAN instructions.
Please keep posting your experience. I am interested because I am running on an indoor antenna in my basement under a stucco (with expanded metal base) house. I still get out about 500 feet. I have a base loaded vertical under construction, but probably won’t get it finished for a while. I just would like to know what improvement to expect before I start digging.