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.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: August 25, 2002 11:58 AM
To: TOWERTALK@CONTESTING.COM; firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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