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Subject: [TowerTalk] Antenna on high winds...
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Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 14:01:54 +0200
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Hello TTers,
For a lot of years (almost 20) I´ve been placing my Explorer 14 straight into 
the wind to avoid stress to the yagi and also to tower and rotor. So, when I 
had a strong south wind I pointed the antenna to North or South alternatively. 
If I remember correctly there was a time when I had no rotor and the antenna 
pointed itself to the wind direction with just a slight breeze (just like a 
weathervane). I know this thread has been widely debated here several times but 
it came up to mind while reading the manual of my new Optibeam OB11-3W clearly 
says: ¨At strong winds the antenna should be placed in a way that the tips of 
the elements show straight into the wind wich means that the boom stands 
broadside to it¨...I know that you should follow what manufacturers say but I 
would like to know what´s your opinion about this (once more). Thanks and 73s!
EC1CT Fernando
URE & ARRL member


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