> The 10m director didn't last a year at WP2Z on the C3E due to wind.
> The tip broke off where it goes into the next larger piece. You can
> watch the elements vibrate in the wind.
Well, that's the third report. Clive had it happen, and so did I.
My 20 meter antenna hums a tune, but so far it hasn't lost a tip.
The only tip that has fallen off was on a 10/15 meter dual band
antenna, and it was a ten meter director.
I can't imagine water getting inside the element with end-caps...and
certainly no UV light does. I'd use any soft rope. But that is my
choice for me.
IMO, any rope is better than no rope.
73, Tom W8JI
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