The data from the MFJ-259B: 7.050 MHz = 10.5 : 1 SWR
5.914 MHz = 2.1 : 1 SWR
5.818 MHz R = 37 X = 37
The good news is as I swept the band with the analyzer I detected a well defined dip in the SWR readings. Unfortunately the bottom of the SWR curve did not coincide with my required frequency range.
At this point I believe it necessary to discuss some technical details concerning the construction of this antenna. The greatest length aluminum tubing I could receive via UPS was a 6 foot section. Great! I thought. I could make an antenna mast 12 feet tall -the bigger the better. While I was at it and had extra material I made the top mast 3 feet long instead of the prescribed 2' 6". The coil winding data is intended for use with a 10' steel TV mast pipe. I did not expect a match right away because of my deviation from the plans. The interesting question now is what to do? start messing with the loading coil or maybe cut the aluminum tubing down to match the plans?