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[TowerTalk] Stainless Steel Hose Clamps on antenna elements

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Stainless Steel Hose Clamps on antenna elements
From: "Jack Schuster" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 22:35:06 -0500
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Went up the tower today to look into an intermittent problem on my middle TH6. 
I had rebuilt it probably 5 years ago, and noticed a couple days ago SWR was 
way up on all three bands. That  night it was good again. Since the DE can be 
reached from the tower, I decided to remove it and found FIVE stainless hose 
clamps that I had used to replace the rusted original hardware very loose! I 
noticed that although there was no sign of rust, there was no name on these 
clamps. They were all stainless with 5/16 hex head screws, so I could tighten 
them  down pretty well and I'm sure I did originally.

Has anyone else experienced SS hose clamps loosening? Is it a matter of the no 
name brand?    Tnx    JACK W1WEF

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