[Top] [All Lists]

[Towertalk] TH6DXX trap end caps

To: <>
Subject: [Towertalk] TH6DXX trap end caps
From: (Joe Reisert)
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 21:45:06 -0400

Don't sell the trap caps short. One end of each trap has a cap at the high 
impedance point and adds tuning capacitance so it is important that they be 
good and in the proper place!


Joe, W1JR

At 07:26 PM 8/8/2002 -0400, wrote:
>Dale points out that it is possible to get TH6DXX trap end caps from
>Hy-gain. However, a set of caps is $20.
>Some of my caps are cracking, others are not. Those that are damaged
>could be patched with plastic cement or rubberized tape. There are
>weep holes in the trap covers, so making a moisture-proof seal is
>purposeless. I suspect that the  idea is to keep a stream of water
>from running into the trap. Even then, it would be tough to short the
>trap, since it is about 1/2" away from the cover.
>Do I really need new end caps, or is some tape or cement adequate?
>Jan Ditzian
>Self Supporting Towers, Wireless Weather Stations, see web site: 
>Call 888-333-9041 to place your order, mention you saw this ad and take an 
>additional 5 percent off
>any weather station price.
>Towertalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>