Before you clean, tighten, etc. check the DE with your MFJ 259 and then
after you do all the cleaning and stuff check it again. This way you will
see if you corrected anything without a problem. Yes on the ground it
will be at a low freq but it is a good test before and after.
At 08:27 AM 6/8/99 -0500, Lee Buller wrote:
>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
>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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