And rope seems to work fine. My Hygain 205BA, 155BA,
and 105BA antennas have all been up since about 1982
with ropes in them and no problems.
--- Tom Rauch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Force 12s Tapering may have solved low wind speed
> resonances, However
> > I have a broken shortest 10m Director on a C31XR-H
> which was rated at
> > 135mph. That broke at the junction of the 5/8"and
> 1/2" tube at wind
> > speeds of 80-85mph.
> Clive is right, I have the same problem. I had a 10
> meter director
> drop off a ten meter antenna the first joint in from
> the tip after just
> over a year of air time.
> I installed rope in the replacement element, but it
> is too much
> headache to repair all the elements with the antenna
> in the air!
> Especially since the blasted rivets prevent feeding
> a rope into the
> element without drilling then out!!!
> My Force 12 antennas rattle and hum even in very
> mild breezes. I
> really wish I knew about that problem before I
> installed them.
> End-caps and ropes are cheap insurance.
> The antennas going up now (Hygain 5 elements) have
> both end-
> caps and ropes inside the elements. In the future
> I'll remember to
> do that with ALL antennas, no matter what the
> manufacturer says.
> It's a heck of a lot easier to be safe and correct
> the problem on the
> ground BEFORE installing the antenna.
> 73, Tom W8JI
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