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Thanks for the replies guys…
Artisan, as per the procaster… I know you weren’t suggesting I get one but I would like to get one some day, was just throwing that out there..
Mram, I realize that the internal ATU only resonates with a 3 meter antenna, sometimes it tunes up and sometimes it doesn’t do anything even when I swing from 1700 to 710khz.
As per the “Shield” issue, I did at one point attach a Non-part 15 regulation antenna just for the sake of testing, this antenna was not resonate at all (18.5′ 10m ham antenna) however doing so did allow me to see the shield basically shorting the signal which I found odd….
All of my tests with the transmitter running for more than a minute was on a part 15 size antenna connected directly to the “nub” on the back for the internal antenna and the selector was in the correct position.
After the tuner decided to stop moving (or in some cases it never did tune) I attempted to drive around town while listening to 710khz. I hit the drive way and it dies…
I have a small deck attached to the 2nd story of the house (wooden) I put the transmitter out on the deck and connected the antenna (I tried draping it, and using a shorter 7′ metal rod to hold straight up) and in each attempt I never made it off the property except once it it barely made it to the next house.
The only reason I suspect something is terribly wrong is that I had mentioned a part 15 fm transmitter with a non-resonate antenna attached outside (random wire) pushed over a block on a few AAs (of course I took it down immediately after that test).