Yes the cushcraft supports when placed under the boom instead of above--as
designed--may buckle. Mine installed below have a little bow in them now,
but it has been up 6 years and cranked up and down, as well as blown in
the wind (i.e., downward pressures increased by cranking) and it still ok.
You guys on towertalk worry way too much. This is ham radio, a hobby. If
you really worry, put in stiffer materials in the lower mounted boom
supports. Relax. 73, k4vud
On Thu, 3 Apr 1997, Barry Kutner wrote:
> On 2 Apr 97, K7LXC@aol.com <K7LXC@aol.com> wrote:
> > My favorite trick with the (stupid) aluminum boom support for the 402CD
> > is to mount it UNDERNEATH the antenna. Much easier to install and you can
> > push the boom up higher than you would otherwise.
> Don't do it! There have been cases of the supports buckling when
> placed underneath.
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