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[Towertalk] Re: [YCCC] HyGain 115CA and 105CA assembly problem

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: [YCCC] HyGain 115CA and 105CA assembly problem
From: (David Gerns)
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 11:41:12 -0400

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.

David, K1LD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Idelson" <>
To: "TowerTalk Post" <>; "YCCC" <>
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.
> 73,
> Jim Idelson K1IR
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