|Subject:||[TowerTalk] Broken Element Tip|
|From:||Doug Renwick <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 May 2004 22:16:53 -0600|
The tip of the reflector on a Force-12 6L 10M yagi (EF-610) broke off right at the rivet. The tip is 0.375" OD dia and 44.375" long and fits into the next larger 0.50" dia section. I suspect that it vibrated until it fatigued and then fell off. Force-12 does not mention that dampening rope is needed in the element tips so none was installed. With such a small diameter of 0.375", 1/4" rope would probably not fit....maybe string would work to act as a dampener? Has anyone had a similar case and if so what did you do to prevent the element tip from vibrating again?
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