|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Broken Element Tip|
|From:||Doug Renwick <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 12 May 2004 22:22:17 -0600|
Normally I place dampening rope in most of my element tips. I have had tips of KLM and CC elements fatigue and break off in the past. Against my better judgment I followed the Force-12 instructions and did not install any anti-vibration rope. What I am thinking of doing is to go to a heavier wall tubing (the original is 0.035" wall) of 0.049 or 0.058", switching from rivets to a gear clamp, and using a small diameter rope. That I know will work.
Tom Rauch wrote:
The tip of the reflector on a Force-12 6L 10M yagi
The same thing happened to my Force 12 ten meter yagi. The elements vibrated, and a tip broke off. I couldn't get rope in the elements because the rivets are in the way, so I stuck some pieces of thin rope in as far as I could and let it go at that.
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