I notice that none of the single elements were damaged, though. It was
the multiband elements (secondary band elements supported by a primary
element) that became bent. Obviously the wind loading on those elements
was much higher. It's actually kind of impressive that the other
elements survived the hurricane in good shape.
Curiously enough, that is exactly the reason I have been considering the
OB16-3 and not the OB16-5 for my next antenna. I'm willing to give up
the WARC bands in exchange for better durability in the wind gusts I
experience at this QTH.
Peter Voelpel wrote:
> Hurricanes will be no good, even for an Optibeam
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Dan Thomspon
> You see, I'm in South Florida, hurricanes and lighting is my real issue, so
> I wanted the best constructed antenna and antenna materials that money could
> buy, so hopefully I could avoid constant trips up the tower to replace
> things (getting too old).
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