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Subject: [TowerTalk] (Tower Talk) Re: Antenna element vibration damping - How
From: (Jan Erik Holm)
Date: Sun Aug 10 00:26:36 2003
Why use poorly designed antennas in the first place,
ropes in the elements just fixes a poor design. Sure
if you get those poorly designed antennas for free
but I wouldn?t pay money for them. Proberly designed
elements doesn?t need ropes in them.
Also with rivets it makes it difficult to dismantle
elements if you ever need to.

73 gl Jim SM2EKM

David Robbins K1TTT wrote:

>>...with riveted elements I have never had a tip fall out!  My HyGain
> and
>>Cushcraft beams have all been modified to riveted element
> construction,
>>which also do NOT snag on the guy wires on the way up!
> What is really fun with bad vibration cases is that the element tips
> fatigue and break off.  I have had that happen with both the newer
> telrex designs and cushcraft... no double hoseclamping or riveting will
> ever stop that!
> David Robbins K1TTT


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