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Subject: [Towertalk] Building Hygain Yagis
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Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 12:10:21 -0600
A friend purchased two brand new TH7's a couple of years ago,
assembled the elements, but never got them up in the air. He is
moving now and I couldn't help but notice that 4 of the element
tips had smooth arc bends in them.  The tips are  visibly SMALLER
in wall thickness than known 0.058 wall half inch tubing used for
comparison.  The wall tickness looks very close to 1 mm which
is roughly 0.040 inch.

I like the performance of my HyGain antennas but I HATE the
flimsy element tips and the 'sandwich' BOOM to ELEMENT 
clamps.  *Mechanically*, MOSLEY does a much better job IMHO.
The Mosley element SADDLES are beautiful, a home brewers
delight !

Tom  N4KG

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002  "Roger Borowski" <> writes:
> I believe HyGain, at some point in the late 80's or early 90's 
> changed to
> standard .058 thickness 7/16" OD element end pieces, well before the 
> sellout to
> MFJ. I recall the thin tubing on B series monobanders and early 
> TH7's but the C
> series monobanders and later TH7's as well as all TH11's use minimum 
> .058 wall
> tubing or heavier gage tubing in high stress areas. From all I've 
> seen and
> heard about these antennas produced now in Starkville, MS., all are 
> the same as
> they were when they were manufactured in Lincoln, NE. Quality 
> appears to not
> have suffered in the transition. 73, -=Rog-K9RB=-
> BTW; Anyone looking for a brand new Hygain HAM V rotor (with DCU-1 
> digital
> controller w/RS-232) I bought a spare when they discontinued them 
> and have
> never needed it. MFJ has never (as of the time being) made this a 
> production
> item although they have listed it in the price sheets for over two 
> years
> already. The DCU-1 allows for 0-360 degree choice for center of 
> rotation as
> well as an 8 second brake delay. It has six presets for favorite 
> directions and
> lists accuracy as +/-1 degree. The RS-232 control is compatable with 
> most
> popular logging and contesting programs and works really slick. The 
> Ham V
> rotator itself is the same as the Ham IV with the pigtail and 
> weatherproof
> connector replacing the old terminal board. Its also painted with 
> powder coat
> technology which is quite an improvement over the previous painted 
> units. I've
> opened the box to check for damage initially but it has been 
> resealed and sits
> on the shelf here. I've used my operational unit to turn my TH11DX 
> for over six
> years flawlessly, and without so much as a glitch. I'll sell for 
> cost of
> $899.95 (no tax, I didn't pay any!) plus shipping. Contact; 
> First serious buyer will own it. 73, Rog-K9RB
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