No all the coax, balm, leads and all OK.
Station I want is a 3 not 6 or 7 out of 10. The 6 and 7 is the best I can do to local stations (20) mile out. The pegged meter is from another tuner on the local stations, sorry about the poor post. I had several tuners, the tuner is not the problem.
Bottom line, yag touches wood, in a low pitch attic with truss supports thoughout the attic. HOW MUCH A DIFFERENCE does that make????? If it was an easy fix, I'd try to tie up with twine as suggested, but the thing is sooo dang big in a space that is impossible, so my option is to get another smaller one I can tie up. This antenna is going to come in contact with wood, no getting around that due to size. The antenna is in line with both stations, one 275 dgrees one 90 degrees, make sense. I am elderly or I'd put the dang thing on my chimney.