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N4KG: Re: [TowerTalk] Drain on beam end caps

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Subject: N4KG: Re: [TowerTalk] Drain on beam end caps
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 07:44:02 -0600
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Drain on beam end caps
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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 13:45:53 -0600
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Most of these plastic caps deteriorate over time from uV exposure.
To extend their useful life, wrap them with black tape BEFORE 
putting the antenna up.  Good old Scotch 33 works great.

Drain holes in the end caps are good!

de  Tom  N4KG

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997 08:19:29 -0800 Dick Flanagan <>
>At 7:56 AM -0800 11/20/97, Charles H. Harpole wrote:
>>I make a small hole in the lower part of all boom and element end 
>caps for
>>drain on beams.  K4VUD
>Interesting point.  I am in the process of putting a TH-11 together 
>and it
>uses dampening cord in the small elements with plastic end caps on all
>elements and the boom.  Except for drain holes in the (six) traps, 
>appears to be no other attempts at providing moisture drainage.  Ditto 
>the 40-2CD I am putting together.
>Should I be drilling drain holes in all of the elements?  In the end 
>73, Dick
>Dick Flanagan W6OLD CFII Minden, Nevada (South of Reno)
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