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Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology (NVIS origins)

To: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] New and Improved Terminology (NVIS origins)
From: Richards <jruing@ameritech.net>
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Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:59:08 -0500
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Cool.    That is a new one on me.   The photo really helps me visualize it.

A local ham suggested I fill the tubing with that expanding foam 
insulation stuff that comes in a aerosol can... thinking it would 
expand, and become stiff and dampen any vibration from flexing.   I had 
not thought of that... and am not too sure it will do what we intend... 
but it also is a different approach.

DX-Engineering agrees with Rick...  I need heavier, larger sized tubing. 
  (But that is  1) too easy,  and 2) fails to use what I have on hand. 
(I understand that scrounging and using parts on hand is a venerable old 
ham tradition!)

Thanks for the idea.   Kind of a "pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps" 
solution... but one that works.

================  James -K8JHR  =========================

On 1/7/2011 10:33 PM, Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> You can solve your willowy tubing with stay wire braces, probably want
> to use a poly rope instead of wire. Stay wire braces have been used on
> slim masts, elevator legs (for grain transfer at an angle), crane booms,
> and vintage aircraft wings.

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