Tnx for input. New Buryflex to the antennas. No water in the traps. Been
running 1.5KW through the contest weekend with no change.
From: Cqtestk4xs@aol.com [mailto:Cqtestk4xs@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] A3 problem
Three things you might want to check:
Crappy coax....water got in at the feedpoint.
Bugs and/or water in one of the traps. Water is a notorious culprit in the
A-3 traps. Rotate the boom 90 degrees one way and then the other...water
may flow out. After that, you can steam out the rest by putting a 100 watts
into it for a while. You can actually watch the SWR drop to the regular
level as it does.
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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