I have been listening to QO-100 for the past couple of weeks and today wanted to give transmitting a try. At the moment, I do not have a second dish or other means of doing TX and RX at the same time, so I removed the RX LNB from the dish mount and inserted a POTY in its place. When the PTT was engaged, the SWR LED on the transverter shined red, which means the SWR was too high.
I experimented for awhile and the SWR LED turned green (low SWR) whenever the POTY was removed from the dish mount and pointed straight up into the year. But I could not get the LED to turn green with the POTY mounted on the dish. I tried moving the POTY in and out and side to side, also tried a different coax cable, no joy. I have two POTYs and tried the other one, same result.
Any advice on what I need to do to get the POTY mounted properly on the dish with low SWR? I do not have an SWR meter that works at 2.4ghz or much else in the way of test equipment.
Thanks for any thoughts and 73,