An antenna that needs ropes in elements are poorly
If you taper the elements correctly there is no need.
I have not lost a single element in 30 years and dont
know of any that has (in this area)when using correctly
The first Yagi I put up was a 6 el 20, it lost 4 elements
only after 2 weeks (hi), sure I solved the problem by
putting ropes in elements and the antenna lasted another
10 years until i took it down, however failure was due
to my poor construction, these days I know how to do it.
73, Jim SM2EKM
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