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

To: "'k2vi'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Question about force 12 c-4
From: "N2TK, Tony" <>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 18:17:56 -0400
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When I assembled my Force 12 antennas I coated the insulators with black
liquid tape. After several years they still look like new. None of the
rivets have loosened on any of the antennas. I just don't see the  rivets as
an issue. In the Caribbean where we have a constant strong updraft we had to
add another row of rivets (which Force 12 does for the higher wind rated
antennas) which took care of that problem.

N2TK, Tony 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of k2vi
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 2:20 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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