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RE: [TowerTalk] A3 problem

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Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] A3 problem
From: "N2TK" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 16:27:40 -0500
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Tnx for input. New Buryflex to the antennas. No water in the  traps. Been
running 1.5KW through the contest weekend with no change.

N2TK/NP2, Tony



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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.


Good luck.


Bill K4XS


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