Thanks to everybody for all the GREAT info !! Considering the ease of
wire nuts, I'll try this first. But I'll also go to the local auto
parts store and check out these mentioned trailer connectors. I
believe I have some No-Alox but I need to get some more silicon rubber
Thanks guys ! That connector is for the birds ... given the blowing
rain we've had, I was amazed at the water and corrosion in the
connector (my first tower in 30 years).
As an interesting aside, I have a F12 MAG 340/620 ten feet under a F12
4BA. In the course of the heavy storms earlier this month, the MAG got
torqued slightly (~5-7 degrees) off the pointing line of the 4BA. Now,
all this time 15M was de-tuned, I was told, due to the proximity of the
40M antenna below. After doing some maintenance on the RatPak, I was
making plans to climb up and loosen the MAG up and turn it back to
normal. WELL, I found out that this little turn has somehow
contributed to RE-tunug of the 15M antenna ! I plan on leaving it
alone ... doesn't look quite as pretty, but hey, it works !!