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[Towertalk] Used TH6 recommendations needed

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Subject: [Towertalk] Used TH6 recommendations needed
From: (Mike Gilmer, N2MG)
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 19:14:16 -0400
I say put up the beam!!

Nothing wrong with hose clamps and electrical tape.  Clean the joints
(scotch brite - NOT steel wool) and maybe add NoAlOx, then new SS clamps and
real electrical tape (3M 88) where necessary - the beam could last years!

It should CRUSH the vertical.

Mike N2MG

> I currently have a used TH6-something that I took down for an old-timer
> who is going to make do with an 80M dipole. The clamps are all rusted and
> the plastic is falling apart. It's in a pile in my backyard.

> As a gradual student with not much money, I'm thinking of putting it back
> together with hose clamps and electrical tape for CQWW and putting it up
> about 20' off the ground on a roof mount above a garage. I can either do
> that, or just stick with a Butternut. I also have a 6/10M quad up about
> 40' mounted on a chimney. The ground slopes off to the north and to the
> east and the quad works quite well when the band is open. (Heck, piece of
> spaghetti works quite well when the band is open. :) )

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