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Rugged dipole center insulators

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Subject: Rugged dipole center insulators
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 08:19:09 -0800
Can anyone recommend a dipole center insulator with the following

o SO-239 connector for feedline
o rugged attachment points for dipole elements
o rugged center pull-up attachment point
o no strain on electrical connection from feeder to elements
o no gewgaws (gas tubes, etc.)
o reasonable price (hah - how likely is that?)

I need to buy 4 for my 80-meter array, because I don't think the homebrew
center insulator/bead balun units I built are going to hold up for very
long.  The antenna has too many potential sources of failure around the
center insulators, including fairly high tension (pull) on the upper dipole
element to insulator junction, needed to deploy the lazy-vee elements
*something* like the model.

Thnaks for direct replies - if anyone else is interested I'll summarize.

73, Pete Smith N4ZR 
West (bigawd) Virginia

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