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[TowerTalk] using end caps

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Subject: [TowerTalk] using end caps
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 21:00:05 -0500
> But unless your antenna is located where that noise would be
> objectionable, wouldn't it just be simpler to leave the caps off?
> Every antenna I've seen has element ends that droop at least slightly.
> Wouldn't this drooping allow gravity to work in eliminating water
> inside the element tubes?

If your antenna is whistling and singing, eventually the aluminum 
will work-harden and crack.

It might take a while, but you can count on it happening.
73, Tom W8JI 
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