I've used Hy-gain since 1979 and when they (the original Hy-gain) converted
to the hose clamps in the early 90's (?) I ran into that same problem. I
drilled a hole used a self-tapping screw then dabbed silicon sealant over
the screw. Never had a problem. When I replaced the antennas due to storm
damage in 1997, the replacements had better clamps and I did not have to do
any additional work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Idelson" <email@example.com>
To: "TowerTalk Post" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "YCCC" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 11:24 AM
Subject: [YCCC] HyGain 115CA and 105CA assembly problem
> This is strange. I'm assembling these antennas and I've found that the
> hose clamps don't clamp down tightly enough on the slotted tubing. In some
> cases, the screw in the clamp actually lets go before its tight enough to
> the inner piece of tubing in place.
> Have you seen this before? What have you done? Cut a bigger slot in the
> tubing? Should I drill and rivet? No wonder people have trouble with the
> falling out of these elements.
> These antennas are about four-five years old, but they're being assembled
> the first time. I bought them from a guy who never found a way to put them
> Your immediate suggestions appreciated. Hope to have these things on the
> today or tomorrow.
> Jim Idelson K1IR
> email firstname.lastname@example.org
> web http://www.designet.com/k1ir
> YCCC Reflector