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[TowerTalk] 40 Meter Beams

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 40 Meter Beams
From: (Jeff Singer)
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 15:45:01 -0500
Hi Bill,

I guess there IS a difference! The fact that I can lower mine right down the
house keeps it alive and well. I truly dunno how it would fare here if it
were up all the time.

Thanks for the insight!

73 de Jeff K2KV

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Simpson <Bill.Simpson@MCI.COM>
To: Jeff Singer <>
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Date: Tuesday, November 25, 1997 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 40 Meter Beams

>Mine lasted about four days at 120' and the insulators on the Linear
>moved all the way down to the hose clamps. The end of the road for that
>beam was when the an element center insulator broke in half and the element
>fell from 120'. Looked like a pretzel. I finally just took it down and gave
>up on that one. OTOH I have a KLM 6el20M that has been fine. You are able
>to pull yours down  but it is a different ball game with a beam this big
>at altitude. There is just no comparison.
>Bill N5CMI
>Jeff Singer said:
>Hi Steve,
>My KLM 40M4 has been up a little more than a year. Never had a problem,
>but - it's true - I haven't seen any really big winds yet. Of course, when
>the wind alarm goes off at 25 mph I motor-crank the whole affair down
>The antenna only weighs around 85 pounds. It seems MUCH heavier, though.
>it DOES cover the entire band.
>73 de Jeff K2KV
>-----Original Message-----
>>     How long has yours been up? Suffolk County is an 85 MPH wind speed
>>plus you're within 100 miles of hurricane oceanline so if you haven't seen
>>BIG winds yet - you will.
>>     Anyone who's considering putting up a big 40M antenna is looking at
>>cost, big rotator and a big rigging challenge (you're talking 200-300
>>pounds). Here's an option. How about a 2-stack of 402CD's? Just about the
>>same performance, a nice fat lobe on the horizon, less hassle and cost
>>IV's instead of a prop pitch for one).
>>73,  Steve  K7LXC
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