Thanks for all the ideas, tips, tricks, hints, kinks, and opinions about my
problem with the TA-33, I hope to get the driven element down this weekend
and take a look. A friend of mine has one of these beams on the ground and
said I could have parts if I replace them later. Nice guy.
THe plan of attach is this. Take down the DE and inspect, tighten, and
clean. Before putting it up again, I am going to check it out with the MFJ
259 and then even put some RF into it. Then I will put it back up.
If the DE isn't the problem, then I am going to take the whole thing down
and put up the TH6DXX I have in the garage.... Yea. I know....you don't
have to tell me. THe Th6DXX gives some issues with masting, but I think it
will work if I put the TH6DXX close to the tower throat. I have a
pointie-top-tower ala 25G (Big throat, 24" long) with the rotor (Ham IV) at
the "normal" level. I have Schedule 40 galvanixed 2" tube for a mast.
That should hold.... I just don't have the masting to put the rotor in lower.
Again, thanks for the great discussion. I4JMY had a great bit of
information that was quite good. My thanks to Maurizio for the interesting
comments Thanks to you all for the comments.
Wasn't Dayton great ... Again!
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