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Re: [TowerTalk] Question about force 12 c-4

To: "'k2vi'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Question about force 12 c-4
From: "Keith Dutson" <>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 13:31:11 -0500
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There are no problems with the rivets in my F12 antennas (C-4XL x 2, C-3 x
2, C-3S, several others).  I have heard of problems but I think they are
associated with extreme weather conditions.

The original documentation said the insulators would last at least 5 years.
Current findings are that these insulators have lasted more than 15 years,
so far.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of k2vi
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 1:20 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Question about force 12 c-4

I realize the forch 12 antenna preforms excellent but my problem with force
12 is the rivets for the element construction.Also the driven element
insulator states in the manual it only last 5 years.So what you have is a
great working antenna that will need attention in 5 years,This is not a
cheap antenna,it cost around 800.00,shouldnt force 12 supply an isulator
that last at least 15 years? also how about doing away with the rivet
design,it elongates the holes and you would have to drill every single one
out.If it were not for theese 2 big issues id have one in the air.73s

anthony K2VI

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