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[Towertalk] Building Hygain Yagis

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Subject: [Towertalk] Building Hygain Yagis
From: (Mel Martin (VE2DC))
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 16:58:14 -0400
Hygain did increase the thickness of the 7/16 somewhat with the CA series...
I've never really had any problems... the first times I lost the antenna due
to ice storms was a mast failure. The big storm of 98 wrecked my 40M beam
and damaged the TH7 I had up. It failed just next to the boom to element
clamp... and some elements rotated around the boom.

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Sent: August 25, 2002 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Building Hygain Yagis


If WIND and / or ICE is a considertion,
you may want to find a source of 7/16
inch O.D. aluminum tubing thicker than
the 'heavy duty aluminum foil' element
tips provided by HyGain.  BENT element
tips is a COMMON condition for most
amateur antennas I've seen from HyGain.

I  HATE that they use a non-standard size
that is so hard to find and don't offer a heavier
duty replacement !  TEXAS  TOWERS,
are you listening?

Tom  N4KG

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