|To:||"Kirk Harding" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] 160/80/40|
|Date:||Sat, 21 Aug 2004 08:47:38 -0600|
I have a similar setup, although it's on a TX-455 tower. When I bought the inverted vee arm, it showed up as you describe, rather than the old "clamp on" style that I ordered through the catalog. I had the same concern about the drag issue, and putting stress on the antenna. I gave the new arm away. I'm using a metal pipe that is clamped to the very top of the tower, with two pulleys attached to allow me to use inverted vees, inverted L's, a linear loaded antenna for 160, and an assortment of other low band antennas. They all work well. I also have the 4 element SteppIR atop the tower and am very happy with it.
That said, the US Towers inverted vee arm that rides on the mast may work OK - I just didn't want to risk it.
Cheers and 73, Joe WDØM
At 08:36 AM 8/21/2004, Kirk Harding wrote:
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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