Was there water inside of the trap?
Did it ever work?
Do you think the problem got worse as time went on? (After the Scotchkote
Did you measure to see if it was conductive?
Perhaps it added more capacitance to the trap and changed the resonant
frequency of it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "N2TK" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Towertalk (E-mail)" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 3:42 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] ScotchCote - problems
> Recently I got to operate at a station that had 2 tribanders - a Force12
> an A3S. They are at similar heights and typically work in a similar
> with the edge to the Force 12. This time the A3S was significantly lower
> signal strength, both receive and transmit. Tried swapping feedlines. That
> didn't help. Recently the trap caps were taped with Scotch 33. ScotchCote
> was brushed on the tape to keep the tape from unwinding. It was liberally
> used on the tape which covered the trap caps and the adjoining aluminum.
> Took off the tape. Thank goodness the ScotchCote was on top of the tape.
> Retaped the cracked trap caps with Scotch 33. The antenna once again
> performs like it used to. Not sure what the ScotchCote did, but it seemed
> have a severe negative impact on the performance of the A3S.
> N2TK, Tony
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