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[TowerTalk] Full Wave Loop - Elbows vs Sweeps

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Full Wave Loop - Elbows vs Sweeps
From: W1GOR@Maine.RR.Com (W1GOR)
Date: Sat Mar 22 11:24:00 2003

Instead of using 90 degree PVC elbows, which have an abrupt change of 
direction, consider using PVC 'sweeps'...  These PVC components spread the 90 
degree turn over a very wide area, minimizing stress at the antenna's corners.  
 The larger the diameter, the greater the sweep.   I use 2 inch sweeps and 
mount an eye-bolt at the outside of the apex, for support. 
This provides a very gentle curve for the antenna wire.   Sweeps are available 
at Home Depot or similar outlets.

Never be afraid to try something new. 
Remember, amateurs built the ark, 
professionals built the Titanic...

...73, Larry, W1GOR
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